Suicide prevention resources


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Below is a list of national support services, campaign groups and other organisations which provide a range of advice and support around suicide.   

CALM
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
Tel: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm to midnight, 365 days a year)
Visit: www.thecalmzone.net/

Finding the words booklet
If you're supporting someone who has been affected by suicide, Finding the Words, is a really useful resource which can help guide you through talking and listening to someone who has been bereaved by suicide.

Download Finding the Words booklet.

Help is at Hand booklet
Information and support can be found in the NHS Help is at Hand publication. The booklet includes practice advice, links and phone numbers to help you navigate the cororner's courts, funerals, supporting children etc. It also has helpline number if you just need someone to talk to.

Download a copy of Help is at Hand.

Samaritans
Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone who is struggling to cope and needs someone to listen. Local branches can be visited during the day.

Visit: www.samaritans.org
Helpline: 116 123 available everyday, 24 hours
SMS: 07725 909090
Email: jo@samaritans.org
 
Staying alive app
The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
 
In addition to the resources, the app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a LifeBox where you can store photos and memories that are important to you, find out more.
 
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
SOBS offers support for those bereaved or affected by suicide. They have resources and information available through the website and a helpline answered by trained volunteers who have been bereaved by suicide and a network of local support groups.
 
Visit: www.uk-sobs.org.uk 
Helpline: 0300 111 5065, available everyday 9.00am to 9.00pm
Email: sobs.support@hotmail.com
 
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse supports people after the death of someone close. Their trained volunteers offer confidential face-to-face, telephone, email and website support, with both national and local services. They also have services specifically for children and young people.
 
Visit: www.cruse.org.uk
Helpline: 0844 477 9400, available Monday and Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am to 8.00pm
Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk
 
Zero suicide alliance training
This 20 minute free, online suicide prevention training with downloadable booklets can give you the skills and confidence you need to start talking about suicide.

Visit: www.zerosuicidealliance.com

Safety plan
A safety plan is a personalised plan to support you step-by-step at times when you may be thinking about suicide.

Shining a light on suicide
Shining a Light on Suicide is a local campaign through which aims to help prevent suicide by encouraging people to talk about it. The Shining a Light on Suicide website has a range of support and resources.

Visit: www.shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk/

Watch our short animation around suicide prevention - it features tips and advice to help if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal.