Within this section you will find details on dealing with suicidal thoughts, coping mechanisms and where you can go for support and advice. There are contact details for helplines that give impartial support for those in need, or those struggling to share their thoughts with friends and family.
Talking about how you are feeling can sometimes be the best way of alleviating those feelings. We highlight the people who you may not have considered before who are in the best position to have a good talk with. It can be really useful to talk and seek advice when your thoughts and feelings are at their lowest.
Suicidal thoughts can occur in any one of us. Then can become noticeable when we are overwhelmed with emotional pain, have feelings of total hopelessness and the belief that we have ran out of options in dealing with our problems.
Concerned about someone?
Bereaved by suicide?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, please visit:-
If you have attempted or considered suicide in the past and are still finding hard to cope, please visit
If you are having suicidal thoughts, it’s important to tell someone.
These free helplines are there to help when you’re feeling down or desperate (click on links to find out more).
Samaritans – (Anyone) 116 123
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – (for men) 0800 58 58 58
Papyrus – (for people under 35) 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786 209697
Childline – (For children and young people under 19) 0800 1111
The Silver Line – (For older people) 0800 4 70 80 90
You can also talk to someone who you already trust
There’s no right or wrong way to talk about suicidal thoughts and feelings – starting the conversation is what’s important.
• Speak to family or friends. They may be able to offer support or a helping hand.
• call your GP – ask for an emergency appointment
• call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support you need
• contact your mental health crisis team – if you have one.