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) www.samaritans.org
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) www.thecalmzone.net
0845 767 8000 (7 days a week, 6pm–11pm) www.sane.org.uk
0300 123 3393 (Mon–Fri, 9am–6pm) www.mind.org.uk
Maytree, A sanctuary for the suicidal
020 7263 7070 www.maytree.org.uk
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. www.supportaftersuicide.org.uk/help-is-at-hand
Download the It’s safe to talk about suicide leaflet as a PDF.