Feeling Like there is no way out?
If you are in immediate danger, call 999 or go straight to A&E.
If you are feeling suicidal
If you’re feeling that there is no way out and that you want to die, there is a lot of help out there for you. It is important to speak to someone – help is available right now.
Childline – Open 24 hours a day, every day for children and young people under 19
Call 0800 1111 – the number will not show up on your phone bill
Talk to someone you trust:
If you are thinking of ending your life, talk to someone you trust such as a family member, friend or teacher.
If you find it difficult to talk to someone you know, you could:
- call a GP – ask for an emergency appointment
- call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need
- contact your mental health crisis team – https://www.essex.gov.uk/mental-health
Are you worried about someone else?
Supporting the emotional wellbeing of others is always important but particularly so during this challenging time. There are a variety of FREE resources that can help you to help them.
Basic Psychosocial skills – A practical guide for COVID19 responders on how to look after yourself and how to help others feel supported through your interactions Training Materials
Psychological First Aid – Specific to COVID19, this 2-3 hour online programme enables understanding of behaviours and responses that frontline staff may experience Register Here
Zero Suicide Alliance 20-minute online training course, which can give you some basic skills to save a life https://www.zerosuicidealliance.com/
Small Talk Saves Lives – A one-minute video by the Samaritans to help prevent suicide. Suicide Prevention Video
We need to talk about suicide – This 90-minute module will highlight why talking about suicide matters here
Stay Alive app packed full of useful information and tools to help someone stay safe in crisis: https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/stay-alive-app/
All of these resources, as well as information on face-to-face courses and specific bereavement support for those affected by suicide, can be found on the Livewell Campaign website: www.livewellcampaign.co.uk/stopsuicide