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World Suicide Prevention Day

Help us work together to prevent suicide by sharing this information within our communtiy

World Suicide Prevention Day is held each year on 10 September. It's an annual awareness raising event organised by International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Useful contact information if you, or someone you know, requires urgent help.

Samaritans
24-hour telephone helpline offering emotional support to people experiencing distress or despair.
Telephone: 08457 90 90 90
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Website: www.samaritans.org

NHS 111 service
24-hour information and advice on any health problem or service.
Telephone: 111
Website: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

Mind Infoline
Help and advice line for people with mental health problems. Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393
Email: info@mind.org.uk
Website: www.mind.org.uk

HOPELineUK
Non-judgmental support, practical advice and information for children, teenagers and young people. Monday to Friday 10am - 10pm, Saturday & Sunday 2pm - 5pm.
Telephone: 0800 068 41 41 or Text: 07786 209697
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
Website: www.papyrus-uk.org/more/hopelineuk

Emergency Services
You can ask to stay on the line while you wait for help to arrive.
Telephone: 999 - calls to this number are free

Self Injury support
Information about self injury, self help ideas, guidance to help find services, support groups, etc. near you for people who self injure.
Website: www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/

TESS text and email support
Text and email support for girls and women up to 24 who self injure. For email support, go to the contact website, and fill in the TESS email form. All support is 100% confidential. Even if you do not know how to start talking, just text or email "hello" and you will recieve a reply within 24 hours during opening times, which are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 7pm-9pm.
Telephone: 0780 047 2908
Website: www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/tessform/

Women's Self Injury helpline.
UK-wide Women's Self Injury Helpline, open on Wednesdays from 7-9pm and Thursdays from 3-5pm.You can call us for confidential, non-judgemental emotional support around self injury on 0808 800 8088. All volunteers are female and have received specialist training
Telephone: 0808 800 8088

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