Suicide prevention

If you are feeling suicidal, there are people you can talk to:

  • speak to a friend, family member or someone you trust
  • call the Samaritans 24-hour support service, tel: 116 123
  • go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department and tell the staff how you are feeling
  • contact NHS 111
  • make an urgent appointment to see your GP

Real People, Real Stories new Samaritans campaign

Samaritans have launched a new awareness campaign called ' Real People, Real Stories' aimed at men aged 20 to 59 years old. The campaign involves men who have overcome tough times sharing their stories to encourage men, who are most at risk of suicide, to seek help by contacting Samaritans.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide is a self-help organisation who help to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide. SOBS have local support groups across the UK including local support groups in Derbyshire where individuals can meet with other people who have been bereaved by suicide. They provide an opportunity to listen, to share, to ask questions and to connect with others.

Further information and resources

Together with the Derbyshire Suicide Prevention Partnership forum we've produced a poster, leaflet and z-card with information and advice for how you can help if someone is feeling suicidal. These documents are attached to this page.