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If you are reading this because you are having suicidal thoughts, try to ask someone for help. It may be difficult at this time, but it’s important to know that you are not beyond help and you’re not alone.

Whatever you’re going through, call the Samaritans free anytime, from any phone on 116 123. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you need medical support and feel it can’t wait until your GP surgery re-opens you can call 111 – the NHS non-emergency number. They now have specialist mental health nurses who can support you. These nurses can support both adults and young people. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is free from any phone.

If it’s an emergency, call an ambulance using 999.


NHS Choices

Provides a list of services that can help if you’re feeling suicidal.

Samaritans

Call 116 123 for free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can also email jo@samaritans.org

Their website offers self-help advice, which includes an app you can download to help keep track of how you’re feeling and get recommendations for things you can  do to help you cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis.

Shout

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope. Trained volunteers can help with anything you’re struggling with including anxiety, stress, loneliness or depression. Text HANTS to 85258.

Grassroots

Offers a free Stay Alive app which offers help and support both to people with thoughts of suicide and to people concerned about someone else.

Staying Safe

Offers free resources for anyone distressed, thinking about suicide or worried about someone they care about. It provides Safety Plan guidance tools, with easy to print/online templates and guidance video tutorials designed to help people through the process of writing their own Safety Plan.

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

A charity dedicated to preventing male suicideYou can call their free and anonymous helpline 0800 58 58 58 or use their web chat, 5pm-12am every day.

HOPELineUK

A confidential support and advice service for anyone under the age of 35 who might be having thoughts of suicide. You can call 0800 068 41 41, text 07786209697 or email pat@papyrus-uk.org. Opening hours are 10am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends, and 2pm-5pm Bank Holidays.

Support after suicide bereavement

Amparo

Amparo is a support service for anyone affected by suicide in Hampshire. The service provides practical and emotional support after bereavement. The experienced Liaison Workers can listen to your needs and assist you in accessing the support you need, whilst helping with a range of practical matters such as: dealing with police and coroners; helping with media enquiries; and preparing for and attending inquest.

To make a referral:

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide 

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) offer support for those aged over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide

Help is also available from Support After Suicide.

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