For members of the public who need help or support

If you are currently in contact with someone who provides a healthcare service to you then make contact with them as soon as you can. If you do not receive any services, and are concerned about your physical or mental health or that of someone you care for, your GP should be the first person you contact.

If you are unsure what to do, you can call 111, a 24-hour helpline run by trained professionals.

The following organisations are also able to help:

  • Samaritans 24-hour service: 116 123
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • Papyrus for teenagers & young adults: 0800 068 41 41

If you are interested in the strategy and our suicide prevention plans please contact:

Paula Rylatt, Suicide Prevention Strategy Project Manager on