Suicide prevention resources


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On this page, we share information about support services, campaign groups and other organisations which provide advice and support around suicide.   

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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.

Visit: www.thecalmzone.net 
Call: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm to midnight, 365 days a year)


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​Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care 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
Call: 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

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

Download the Finding the words booklet.
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​Help is at Hand booklet
Help is at Hand is a practical guide for those bereaved by suicide. The booklet includes advice, links and phone numbers to support you with how you might feel and what might happen. It can help you navigate the coroner's courts, funerals, supporting children etc. 

Download Help is at Hand.


Papyrus prevention of young suicide
Papyrus is dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. Papyrus offer a confidential HOPEline for children and young people (up to the age of 35) who are thinking about suicide or anyone who has concerns that a young person is thinking about suicide. It's website also provides a range of useful and child friendly resources, advice and information. 

Call: 0800 068 41 41 (9am to10pm weekdays and 2pm to10pm on weekends and bank holidays)
Text: 07860 039 967
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org 
Visit: papyrus-uk.org

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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 
Call: 116 123 (available everyday, 24 hours)
Email: jo@samaritans.org


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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.

Visit: www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/stay-alive-app


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.uksobs.org 
Call: 0300 111 5065, available everyday 9.00am to 9.00pm
Email: email.support@uksobs.org


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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


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​Shining a Light on Suicide
Shining a Light on Suicide is a local campaign which aims to break the stigma by talking about suicide, suicidal thoughts and suicide bereavement. It follows research and evidence among people who have considered suicide, that talking honestly and openly about suicide helped save their lives.

The Shining a Light on Suicide website holds a range of support, resources and shares important messages of hope.

Visit: www.shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk


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Our short animation below features tips and advice to help you if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal.