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Concerned about suicide?

Suicide affects many people and communities but suicide prevention is everyone’s business. There is help and support for those who are feeling suicidal or those caring for someone who is having thoughts of suicide.

If you or someone you know is in danger of suicide, please seek help immediately. You should:

  • Call 999
  • Use your local emergency department.
  • Call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000

Lifeline is a crisis response helpline service operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are in distress or despair, you can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 and talk to an experienced counsellor in confidence.

Lifeline counsellors are experienced in working with trauma, suicide, self-harm, abuse, depression and anxiety. You will receive immediate help on the phone. Should you need further support they can provide a face-to-face counselling appointment in your local area within seven days.

It can also help to talk to your GP and there are many local services that offer help and support on a range of issues that can affect mental health. Click here to see directories of mental health and suicide prevention services for all five Trust areas.