COVID-19 – Mental Health Services & Support – Suicide prevention and self-harm

Please click on any of the links below.

PAPYRUS

Phone: 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)

Young suicide prevention society.

Samaritans

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Shout

Shout is a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support.

By texting ‘SHOUT’ to ‘85258’ a Texter will be put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer (CV) who will chat to them using trained techniques via text. The service is designed to help individuals to think more clearly and to take their next steps to feeling better.

Devon and Torbay Suicide Prevention Alliance

For those in distress and their friends:
We find and share resources which offer hope and support to those in distress and considering taking their own lives. There are so many people who care, and wish to offer guidance and love – we do what we can to connect them and to let everyone know – you do not have to be alone.

For services and workers:
People such as care-workers, fire-services and ambulance crews face a greater chance of attending an incidence of suicide. This may have a profound and lasting emotional impact. We help such services plan effective interventions and support for their staff in these cases.

Students Against Depression

The Students Against Depression story starts with the sad loss of two bright young men to suicide. Their families invested in this project to reach out to other people suffering the effects of depression and suicidal thinking.