People do recover and go on to live well after experiencing suicidal thoughts and after attempting suicide. It is important to remember that feeling low does not necessarily mean that you will feel as low as you have done in the past. Think about the things and people who have helped you before and act on those things.

Estimates indicate that 80% of people feel suicidal at some point in their life, so it is not unusual to feel this way. The important thing is to know you are not alone, you can access a wide range of support, and there are things you can do to feel better.

If you feel that you are at risk, or that your mood is lowering, take a look at this film. Created by a group of organisations including the Samaritans, it shows people who have experienced suicide attempts talking about how they have learnt to cope and recover.
Visit the resources and support services pages for more support and advice to help you stay safe.

Local Support Services

There are a number of local support services in Stockport that can help you.


Confidential listening service for people 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Talk to them any time you like, in your own way, and off the record - about whatever's getting to you.

Call 116 123
or email

Stockport Psychological Wellbeing Service

Provides a range of effective, evidence based help and support to anyone with a GP based in Stockport aged 11 years and over.

Contact 0161 480 2020 or visit for more information and to refer yourself.

The Sanctuary: ‘overnight, every night’ service Ring for appointment 0161 637 0808 or ask GP to refer

Beacon Counselling

Confidential counselling service for people over 18 covering depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and loss, relationships, family breakdown, trauma, childhood abuse, domestic violence and abuse.

Call for appointments 0161 440 0055 or email

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If you don't already have a safety plan, it may help you to create one here