Involving individuals and communities in mental health support and wellbeing

WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE IN CRISIS

You are having overwhelming thoughts of suicide and believe that you are in immediate danger:

*To talk to someone who will listen supportively contact the Samaritans on 116 123 – at any time, day or night. There is no charge to you for the call. Samaritans are ordinary people from all walks of life who understand that there are sometimes things that you just cannot talk about to the people around you. They know that very often, with some time and space, people are able to find their own solution within themselves.

 

*If you already have a risk management plan – get that now and contact one of the support people referred to in the plan.

If you have taken an overdose or are about to seriously harm yourself:

*Call 999. Calls to 999 are free. You can ask to stay on the line while you wait for help to arrive.


*Go to the nearest Accident and Emergency department – often referred to as A&E.

If you are under 35 years old and experiencing thoughts of suicide:

HOPELINEUK advisers will provide you with a safe space to talk through anything happening in your life that could be impacting on your or anyone else’s ability to stay safe. Advisors are all trained to help younger people focus on staying safe from suicide. Contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.

 

Call: 0800 068 4141 ; Text: 07786209697 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Opening hours: 10am – 10pm weekdays 2pm – 10pm weekends 2pm – 10pm bank holidays

If you are under 19 years old and need help with something you’re going through

Childline helps under-19’s with any issue you’re going through. Anything can be talked about. Whether it’s something big or small the trained counsellors will support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. Childline can be contacted: