World Suicide Prevention Day 2020
Let’s Talk About Suicide Guide
In support of World Suicide Prevention Day 2020, download our free guides below to learn about suicide prevention and what actionable steps you can take to support someone with suicidal thoughts.
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Your World Suicide Prevention Day Help Guide
We know it can be hard to pick up the phone, but please reach out to somebody and let them know how you are feeling.
Samaritans (116 123) is a 24-hour anonymous service available every day of the year. If you prefer not to speak on the phone, you can email Samaritans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Childline (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won't show up on your phone bill.
PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.
Breathing Space (0800 83 85 87) is a website and phone service for anyone experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
NHS 24 by dialling 111 if you feel you need to speak with a medical professional but cannot wait for your GP
If you need urgent help
Are you looking for help in a crisis?
If it is an emergency do not hesitate to call 999 for an ambulance or police help.
If you cannot wait for your GP's surgery to open call NHS 24 by dialling 111
You can also call the police, your emergency social work team or emergency community mental health team.
If you are concerned about your own wellbeing or about the vulnerability of someone you know you can contact your local social work department . Click on this link to access contact details of all Social Work departments in Scotland https://socialworkscotland.org/contact/
Are you or someone you know suicidal?
If it is an emergency do not hesitate to call 999
If you need to talk to someone call Samaritans - on 116 123 - open 24/7 or Breathing Space – on 0800 838587
Talk openly about suicide and don't avoid the issue.
Listen to your friend or relative's feelings
Express your own feelings
Ask for help
Do not be judgmental
Alternatives are available, talk about those
Do not promise confidentiality, you may need to call for urgent help
Remove any means the person has to complete or attempt suicide
Call the Samaritans (116 123), Breathing Space (0800-83-85-87) or 999 if in an emergency
What to do in a crisis
DO bring the person to a calm environment
DO explain what you are doing and why
DO speak calmly to avoid further distress
DO remember that people may recall what has happened when they are well, even though they appear to be out of touch with reality at the time of the incident
DO stay with the person and listen (if safe for you)
DON'T give complex instructions
DON'T make sudden moves
DON'T try and talk a person out of their feelings - they are very real to them
DON'T assume that everything a person says is the result of a delusion - it may be true (e.g. reporting an incident)
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