September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. If you, or someone you know are experiencing thoughts of suicide, you may feel overwhelmed and worried. Remember that you are not alone, and there are people and places who can support you. Here you will find a list of resources to get advice and support.
If you, or someone close to you is at immediate risk to themselves or others, this is classed as a medical emergency and 999 should be called.
111 – Option 2
If you need support urgently for your mental health, you can call 111 – option 2. This line is 24/7 and responders can help you access services, such as your GP, a mental health nurse, or the crisis team, depending on your situation. For more information on this service, you can click here.
Norfolk and Waveney Mind
Norfolk and Waveney Mind provides REST Hubs in Norwich, Aylsham, Thetford, King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth. They will “offer a supportive community for anyone who needs us, to help you understand why you feel like you do and support your recovery”. For information on this service, opening times, and Hub locations, you can click here.
If you find that you cannot travel to one of the REST Hubs, you can self-refer to Norfolk and Waveney Minds Telephone Line by calling 0300 330 5488 – Option One. You can also talk to one of their resource centre operatives “who will support you to find the service or intervention that is right for you.”
Norfolk and Waveney Mind also offer support groups for those bereaved by suicide, called SAIL and Anchor. A referral will need to be made to access these groups, but they can provide support for anyone who has been impacted by suicide loss. Additionally, they also have drop-in support groups in Aylsham, Norwich, and Thetford, which are a great casual alternative if you do not feel comfortable with committing to a referral. You can find more information on these groups here.
Just One Norfolk
If you are under 25, you can get in contact with Just One Norfolk, who provide a variety of support and can refer you to the right service for your needs. You can click here for more information or self-refer to their service by calling 0300 300 0123.
If you’re not comfortable talking to someone verbally, you can access online advice and support by visiting the Kooth if you are 11-25, or Qwell if you are over 18. Both services provide a variety of resources that can help you find helpful support or information.
The Stay Alive App
There are so many helplines and options for support, it can be overwhelming. The Stay Alive App puts all the important information in one place. From safe plans to advice and access support services. You can find all you need to know about this app by clicking here.
- For support with Suicide Bereavement, you can contact S.O.B.S on their national helpline by calling 0300 11 5056.
- For young people with thoughts of suicide, you can contact Papyrus on 0800 068 4141.
- For suicide intervention and prevention, you can call SOS on 0808 115 1505.
- To talk to someone about your thoughts, you can call Samaritans on 116 123.