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SUICIDE PREVENTION


Help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.

The most important thing to do is talk. Sharing the problem will enable those around you to provide the support you need. As they say a problem shared is a problem halved.

As well as family or friends, there are other avenues to get in touch with should you need them.

Phone a helpline

These free helplines are there to help when you're feeling down or desperate.

Unless it says otherwise, they're open 24 hours a day, every day.

You can also call these helplines for advice if you’re worried about someone else.


Samaritans – for everyone Call 116 123 Email jo@samaritans.org


Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) Call 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight every day Visit the webchat page


Papyrus – for people under 35 Call 0800 068 41 41 – 9am to midnight every day Text 07860 039967 Email pat@papyrus-uk.org


Childline – for children and young people under 19 Call 0800 1111 – the number will not show up on your phone bill


SOS Silence of Suicide – for everyone Call 0300 1020 505 – 4pm to midnight every day Email support@sossilenceofsuicide.org


Talk to someone you trust

Let family or friends know what's going on for you. They may be able to offer support and help keep you safe.

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


Who else you can 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

Important Is your life in danger? If you have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose – or you feel that you may be about to harm yourself, call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. Or ask someone else to call 999 or take you to A&E.



Note....

If you would like to offer life changing Mental Health First Aid training in Lancashire at your workplace, contact Innerpeak Wellbeing for more information.

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