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Suicide prevention

Every life matters

Someone you know may be at risk of suicide if they:

  • Talk about wanting to die
  • Have been stressed or anxious and don't seem to be coping
  • Appear careless, moody or withdrawn
  • Have lost interest in their appearance
  • Are using drugs and/or alcohol
  • Have recently experienced a negative life event
  • Have lost interest in friends, hobbies and life

You can help:

  • Let them talk about their feelings
  • Listen carefully to what they have to say
  • Let them know you care
  • Ask if they are thinking about suicide
  • Call 999 if they have immediate suicide plans

Encourage them to talk more to:

  • Family, friends, a GP, a counsellor or someone they can trust
  • Breathing Space or the Samaritans

Crisis Support

Breathing Space: (Mon - Thu 6pm -2am, 6pmFri - Mon 6am) : 0800 83 85 87 www.breathingspace.org

Childline: 0800 1111 (for children, young people) www.childline.org.uk

HopeLine UK: 0800 068 4141 (for young people) www. papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk/scotland

Samaritans: 116 123 from any phone www.samaritans.org