Concerned about someone else
This booklet explains how to support someone who feels suicidal, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.
Spend 20 minutes and watch this video to better understand the experience of suicidal distress and what can be done to help people cope and recover.
A series of resources about suicide prevention for use by specific groups.
Self help guide for workers helping a suicidal person.
Bereaved by suicide
Sobs is a National charity providing dedicated support to adults who have been bereaved by suicide. National Helpline 0300 111 5065 9am to 9pm every day.
Suicide Bereavement Support is a partnership which aims to make sure that everyone affected by suicide can get the help they need.
Cruse offers national bereavement support after the death of someone close. tel: 0844 477 9400
The Compassionate Friends supports bereaved parents and their families when a child dies.
If U Care Share Foundation is a charity promoting emotional wellbeing in young people and supporting families affected by suicide.
Winston wish charity for bereaved children Telephone 08452 030405
Health talk. Find out about bereavement due to suicide by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 40 people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as finding out, telling others, the inquest and support from family and friends. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
If you’re thinking about suicide, help is out there. However you’re feeling at the moment, you don’t have to cope on your own. Asking for help is a really brave and positive thing. The helplines and websites below are all there for people who are thinking about suicide, experiencing overwhelming distress and feeling unable to cope!
Samaritans: A 24/7 helpline service which gives you a safe space where you can talk about what is happening, how you are feeling, and how to find your own way forward. tel: 116 123, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
www.sane.org.uk: Advice for those in crisis. tel: 0845 767 8000
NHS choices: 24 hour national helpline providing help advice and info. www.nhs.uk. tel: 111 (free call from landline and mobile).
www.thecalmzone.net: Helpline for men, 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year, or find help online and web cam.
HOPELineUK: Confidential young suicide prevention advice. Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm and 7pm - 10pm, weekends 2pm - 5pm. tel: 08000 68 41 41 (national call rates apply).
www.getconnected.org.uk: Free confidential help for young people under 25. Get connected on line, chat Freephone 0808 808 4994 or text us on 80849
Survivors of suicide: although this booklet has been developed in Australia it has some helpful insights.
Support after a suicide: Sobs self-help booklet to support those bereaved by suicide or self-inflicted death.
Help is at hand: a resource for people bereaved by suicide and other sudden, traumatic death.
Hard copies from Stockport public health department, Tel: 474 2450 or contact email@example.com