Suicide and suicidal thoughts

Is Your Life in Danger?

If you feel you are in immediate danger call 999 for emergency services or ask someone to call 999 for you or take you to A&E.

Are You Thinking About Suicide?

Talk to someone

It could be a friend or family, or a confidential and non-judgemental support service such as those suggested on this webpage

 

Wait

Your thoughts and feelings CAN change

 

If you feel

You are in immediate danger, contact emergency services on 999

For mental health crisis and emotional support

If you need urgent mental health support or advice for you (or someone else) contact the 24/7 urgent NHS mental health service helpline on 0808 196 4501.

I need a confidential, listening ear

For immediate emotional support 24/7 and 365 days of the year call Samaritans for free on 116 123

If you prefer to text, you can text Shout to 85258

 

I need further support

Pick Up The Phone You Are Not Alone is a free resource with guidance and contacts for confidential support if you are concerned about suicidal thoughts.

Free Stay Alive app (on Apple Store or Google Play)

A pocket suicide prevention resource packed full of useful information to help you stay safe.

You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

Information and support for anyone impacted by suicidal thoughts and suicide including information as to the range of help available.

Page last updated 1 June 2022