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It's safe to talk about suicide

Confidential helplines and support

If at first you don’t find the help you need, persist. Try all avenues and don’t give up.

116 123 (24 hours)

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide
0800 068 41 41 (Mon–Fri, 10am–5pm and 7pm–10pm; weekends 2pm–5pm)

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
0800 58 58 58 (7 days a week, 5pm–midnight)

0845 767 8000 (7 days a week, 6pm–11pm)

0300 123 3393 (Mon–Fri, 9am–6pm)

Maytree, A sanctuary for the suicidal
020 7263 7070

If the person does take their own life, don’t feel guilty. It is not always possible to prevent suicide.

If you have been affected by someone’s suicide, Help is at Hand provides useful, practical information about dealing with your feelings and getting support.

Download the It’s safe to talk about suicide leaflet as a PDF.

This information has been developed in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School.