Suicide SAFE - useful resources

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There are lots of organisations and online resources out there which you might find useful when struggling with suicidal feelings. Below are just a few of these you might find helpful.

Emotional helplines

Helplines available when you want someone to talk to.

Samaritans

SANEline (open between 6pm and 11pm)

CALM - Campaign against living miserably

Papyrus - Prevention of young suicide (young people up to the age of 35)

  • Call: 0800 068 41 41
  • Text: 07786 209697
  • Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekend: 2pm-10pm and bank holidays: 2pm-5pm
  • Visit their website

The Mix - essential support for under 25s

Staying Safe website- free resources for anyone distressed or thinking about suicide

Other online resources

Support for families and carers

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SoBS)

 

YoungMinds Parent Helpline

CRUSE - local and national bereavement care

The Cruse Bereavement Care National Helpline is open for information, advice and emotional support, from 9.30am to 5pm Monday and Friday and 9.30am to 8pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Support after Suicide

Support After Suicide Partnership (SAS) is the UK’s national hub for organisations and individuals working across the UK to support people who have been bereaved or affected by suicide.

Local support and groups

Shine - mental health support network

Shine have a database of local groups and organisations that run activities locally to support people with experience of mental ill health or distress.

Lincs2Advice

Useful advice and links to support in Lincolnshire on some of the issues you might be struggling with such as money, health, housing, care, legal or work issues.

Free online suicide prevention training

The Zero Suicide Alliance, in conjunction with Merseycare NHS Foundation NHS Trust, provide free access to online suicide awareness training.

This module is suitable for anyone - carers, family members and members of the public. It is not mental health-specific, but provides a useful approach to talking about suicide and signposting people to professional help.

Click on this link to access Suicide - Let's Talk

Experiencing life threatening behaviour?

If the emergency you are experiencing has an immediate life threatening danger call 999.

If you need help fast but don't think it's a 999 emergency, you can now call NHS 111. Calls from landlines & mobile phones are free.

You should call 111 if:

  • it’s not a 999 emergency
  • you don’t think you can wait for an appointment with your GP
  • you don’t know who to call for medical help

LPFT Single Point of Access Contact Centre

If you are already accessing local mental health services and can't find the contact details for your local care team you can call the Trust's Single Point of Access.

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