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Don't suffer alone

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please don't suffer in silence. Reach out to a friend or family member  Failing that, there are a number of incredible support services available to you 24 hours a day, so you are never more than a call or text away from an understanding voice who will listen without judgement. We have compiled a list of the services available here in the UK, both for those desperate moments and also for longer term support. Click on the logos below to be redirected to the websites.

 

If you are not in the UK please refer to this list of global suicide hotlines to find out who you can reach out to in your country.

Get help now

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Call 116 123 (24/7)

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Text Beyond to 85258 (24/7)

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Text Shout to 85258 (24/7)

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Call 0800 58 58 58 (5pm - Midnight)

Call 0800 068 4141

(see website for hours). For young people up to age 35

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Call 07984 967708

(Leave a message with your name & number & you will be called back)

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Call 0300 330 0630

(10:00-22:00)

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Call 0300 1020 505

(16:00-00:00)

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Call 999 or 111

Support Resources

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Established mental health Charity providing extensive online support & advice as well as  specialised services nationally

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Destigmatizing mental health Charity providing services and local groups as well as support and information online

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A pioneering research & treatment centre dedicated to advancing understanding of mental health & applying that knowledge to adapt & improve mental health care practices.

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A charity dedicated to promoting mental health and emotional wellbeing in children and young people.

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A suicide prevention charity providing online support as well as practical training courses. They also have a free app 'stay alive' which is jam packed with useful resources.

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Mental health and suicide prevention service run by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer people.

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A charity determined to remove the fear & break down the unnecessary stigma around mental health. They created the Hub of Hope app to centralise and help you locate your local services.

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Ripple are raising funds to support the build of an innovative, life saving online tool. It will help users in crisis to reach a range of mental health support services & stop lives being lost to suicide. 

Bereavement support services

If you are dealing with the loss of a loved one to suicide, please know you do not need to suffer alone. Below are links to several bereavement charities and support groups who could provide you with extra support, helping you work towards processing your grief.

 

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SoBs) facilitate self help groups, where you can meet and talk in a safe and supportive environment with others who are bereaved by suicide (click on the logo below to be directed to their website).

Suicide & co offer an incredible free professional counselling service for those navigating suicide bereavement. Click on their logo below to see if you are eligible to attend these sessions.

To locate the options in your local area please go to the Support After Suicide partnership website linked below. SASP 'brings together suicide bereavement organisations and people with lived experience, to give practical and emotional support for anyone bereaved by suicide'. Their website can direct you to bereavement services local to you.

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