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Suicide Awareness

This month we want to spread the awareness that if you are having suicidal thoughts, there are ways to help overcome them. Help and support are available right now if you need it. No one should have to struggle alone.

Talk to someone you trust

You should let family or friends know what is going on for you. They may be able to offer the best support and help keep you safe. However, no everyone feels comfortable talking to someone they know, or they might not have the support available to them therefore talking to a stranger may be the best solution.

These free helplines are there to help when you are having suicidal thoughts. They are open 24 hours a day, every day.

  • Samaritans – Helpline for everyone
  • Call 116 123
  • Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – Available for men
  • Call 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight every day
  • Papyrus – Available for people under 35
  • Call 0800 068 41 41 – Monday to Friday 9am to 10pm, weekends and bank holidays 2pm to 10pm
  • Text 07860 039967
  • Childline –Available for children and young people under 19
  • Call 0800 1111 – the number will not show up on your phone bill

There is no right or wrong way to talk about suicidal feelings – starting the conversation is what’s important.

Who else can you talk to?

If you find it difficult to talk to someone you know, you could:

  • Call a GP – ask for an emergency appointment
  • Call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need
  • Contact your mental health crisis team – if you have one

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