World Suicide Prevention Day 2024

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On 10th September, it will be World Suicide Prevention Day – we are raising awareness about what to do if you or someone you know may be feeling suicidal. If you are having suicidal thoughts, help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle with difficult feelings alone. Let family or friends know what’s going on for you. They may be able to offer support and help keep you safe. There’s no right or wrong way to talk about suicidal feelings – starting the conversation is what’s important.

If you find it difficult to talk to someone you know, you could:

  • Call a GP – ask for an emergency appointment
  • Call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need

These free helplines are there to help when you’re feeling down or desperate:

Samaritans – for everyone

Call 116 123

Email [email protected]

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Call 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight every day

Papyrus – prevention of young suicide HOPELINE247

Call 0800 068 41 41 / Text 07860 039967

Email [email protected]

Childline – for children and young people under 19

Call 0800 1111 – the number will not show up on your phone bill

SOS Silence of Suicide – for everyone

Call 0300 1020 505 – 4pm to midnight every day

Email [email protected]

Unless it says otherwise, they’re open 24 hours a day, every day. You can also call these helplines for advice if you’re worried about someone else. For more help and support on warning signs and suicide prevention, you can visit for advice