At the current time pressures from everyday life are tremendous and we all need help at times.
If you know somebody who has suicidal thoughts, it is important to let them know that they are not alone and to listen, be present as a friend, check in on them regularly and encourage them to seek professional help.
If you have suicidal feelings, it is important to tell somebody. Help and support is available right now. You do not have to struggle with your feelings alone. Focus on getting help now and getting through the current moment. There are many organisations that can help you, do not try to manage it on your own, you do not have to, you are not alone.
Do not be afraid to ask for help or to speak out.
Some useful numbers and links are listed below:
- Call 999, your GP or attend A&E.
- Samaritans are there for everybody. Call 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Crisis Mental Health Helpline is there for adults 0800 915 4644 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Andy’s Man Club – support for men in times of need
- Healthy Surrey mental wellbeing page for adults.
- Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) for men. Call 0800 58 58 58. 5pm – midnight daily.
- Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) for under 35s.
Call 0800 068 41 41. Mon to Fri 10am – 10pm, weekends 2pm – 10pm and bank holidays 2pm – 5pm.
Text 07786 209697 or email email@example.com
- Childline for children and young people under 19. Call 0800 11111.
- The Silver Line for older people. Call 0800 4 70 80 90.
- The Mix for under 25s. Freephone 0808 808 4994 1pm – 11pm
- YoungMinds Crisis Messenger – free, 24/7 mental health crisis support.
Text YM to 85258
- Heads Together is The Princes’ Charity for Mental Health. www.headstogether.org.uk
- SHOUT Free to use, anonymous and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply text SHOUT to 85258
- Men’s Minds Matter is a great resource to help men and those concerned about a man’s mental health.
- Safe Haven, Redhill. A local drop-in centre that also offers help virtually.
For those that have lost someone to suicide, it can be a tricky time.
There are people to help:
- Support After Suicide Partnership brings together suicide bereavement organisations and people
- Survivors of bereavement by suicide
Here are some free resources from the NHS that might just help you, but you didn’t know were available:
- Depression and Low Mood – An NHS self help guide
- Depression self-help guide
- Mental health
- Suicide Prevention