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Mental Health – Help With Suicidal Thoughts

What to do if you need help immediately

 

Are you thinking about suicide? Are you worried about someone else?

Stop

 

Don’t do anything right now, you do not have to act on your thoughts of suicide

 

Suicide is final – your thoughts, feelings and problems can change

 

You may feel overwhelmed and that there’s no way out but when we are struggling to cope, our mind closes down our problem-solving skills

 

Try to keep yourself safe for now and spend time thinking about what your reasons for living might be

If you suspect someone may be thinking about suicide, ask them – it could save their life

 

Not everyone who thinks about suicide will tell someone but there may be warning signs

 

Tell the person why you are worried about them and that it is ok to talk about suicide

 

Listen to what the person says and treat what they say seriously and sensitively

 

Try not to judge or give advice

 

Discuss how they can keep safe and where you can find help together

GET HELP

Talk to someone; a friend, family member or support service – see the list below - there are people who want to listen and help

 

You can contact the GP or 111 out of hours

 

Contact your mental health crisis team, if you have one

 

If you feel your life is at risk, phone 999 or go to your nearest A&E

GET HELP

Encourage them to contact the GP or call 111 out of hours

 

Encourage them to contact their mental health crisis team if they have one

 

Encourage them to use one of the supported services below

 

If you think they are in immediate danger, phone 999 or go together to your nearest A&E

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Staying Safe

Staying Safe offers compassion, kindness and easy ways to help keep people safer from thoughts of harm and suicide, seek support and discover hope of recovery through powerful videos from people with personal experience.

If you’re struggling with a difficult situation and suicidal thoughts, this website provides ideas about how to get through it and things that you – and other people – can do to make things better.

Visit: www.stayingsafe.net

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CALL Mental Health Listening Line

CALL provides a confidential mental health listening and emotional support line which is open 24/7. CALL can also signpost to support in local communities and a range of online information.

Call now on 0800 132 737

Text ‘help’ to 81066

Or visit www.callhelpline.org.uk

 


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Samaritans

If you are having a difficult time, or if you are worried about someone else. whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.

Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call now on 116 123

Email jo@samaritans.org

Or visit www.samaritans.org

 


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PAPYRUS (prevention of young suicide, for people under 35 and those who support them)

Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINEUK.

Open 9am–12am (midnight) every day of the year:

Call on 0800 068 4141

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Find help and advice at www.papyrus-uk.org

 


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Rethink

Rethink improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through our network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Rethink’s goal is to make sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life.  Rethink provide advice and information on how to support someone who is feeling suicidal.

Call 0808 801 0525

Or visit: www.rethink.org

 


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Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) for men

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM exists to change this.

Phone lines are open 5pm to midnight every day.

Call: 0808 58 58 58

Or visit: www.thecalmzone.net

 

 

 

 

 


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First Hand

Help if you’ve witnessed a suicide of someone you didn’t know

Home - First Hand (first-hand.org.uk)


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DAN24/7

Wales Drug & Alcohol Helpline

www.dan247.org.uk

 


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Wales Dementia Helpline

Supporting Those Living With Dementia And Their Carers

www.dementiahelpline.org.uk


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ARA

A registered charity, who help people to recover from mental health, drug and alcohol and gambling problems.

http://www.recovery4all.co.uk/


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The DPJ Foundation

The DPJ Foundation is a Welsh mental health charity to support those in agriculture and rural communities with mental health problems.

 http://www.thedpjfoundation.co.uk

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Shout

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service.

Text ‘shout’ to 85258

Or visit www.giveusashout.org

 


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CALL Mental Health Listening Line

CALL provides a confidential mental health listening and emotional support line which is open 24/7. CALL can also signpost to support in local communities and a range of online information.

Text ‘help’ to 81066

 


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Young Minds Messenger

YoungMinds’ Textline offers free, 24/7 text messaging support for under 25s, 24/7, wherever you are in the UK. If you need someone to talk to about how you’re feeling.

Text YM to 85258

If you've been experiencing difficulties with your mental health you might be looking for information, treatment options and where to go for support.

The UK charity Mind have some really useful resources to help you better understand the different types of mental health difficulties people can experience: Types of mental health problems | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

There are a number of third sector mental health services in Powys which you can access for support.

You can search ‘Mental Health’ on InfoEngine to find services local to you.

Services Directory (powysmentalhealth.org.uk)

Related Information

Adult and Older People's Mental Health Services
Information about mental health services for adults and older people.
Your Local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Information about Your Local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Powys

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