Suicide Prevention Week

The past 18 months have been especially difficult and they have placed considerable stress on many. Suicide is preventable. We can all do our bit to look out for warning signs in those close to us. Even if those signs come and go, ask your friend, family member or colleague how they’re doing. Just talking about how we feel can lift a load. But there are several services that you or someone you know can turn to for long term, professional help.

Samaritans – 116 123 (24hr). Calls are free & confidential. For people experiencing distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide.

Breathing Space – 0800 83 85 87 (6pm – 2am daily and 24hr weekends). A free and confidential phone-line service for any individual, who is experiencing low mood or depression.

For help and support for your mental health, speak to your GP or if out of hours, call NHS 24 on 111.

Lanarkshire Suicide Prevention App – search for SP Lanarkshire with your App store provider.

ChildLine – 0800 1111 (24hr). A free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.

HopeLine UK – 0800 24 20 24. A free service for childen & young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide & for anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.

Elament – for more focused supports and services, click here.

Lanarkshire Mind Matters – run by NHS Lanarkshire Adult Psychological Services. It aims to link you to mental health information, advice and help, wherever you live in Lanarkshire. Click here for more info.

There are more services available via my Health & Wellbeing Support Directory here.