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 24hours 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.
Provides a list of services that can help if you’re feeling suicidal.
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.
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 suicide. You can call their free and anonymous helpline 0800 58 58 58 or use their web chat, 5pm-12am every day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Opening hours are 10am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends, and 2pm-5pm Bank Holidays.
Two local services that offer support for those affected by suicide are Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) and The Red Lipstick Foundation. There is also a national service Support After Suicide.