Services for those who may be feeling suicidal

If immediate help is required, call NHS 111 or 999 in an emergency

Suicide Awareness Conference


If you attended the Suicide Awareness Conference, click here to review the presentations or resources referenced.

Training films on suicide


A short, but powerful documentary in which parents who have lost their children to suicide talk candidly about their tragic experiences. Actress, Julie Hesmondhalgh explores the groups of children and young people at particular risk of suicide and explains why it’s more important than ever to tackle the stigma associated with talking about our mental health and what should be done to break down these barriers.






Services


Liverpool Light Cafe

Address: 181-185 London Road, L3 8JG

The Liverpool Light service is a preventative out-of-hours mental health crisis service, open from 6pm – 12am, 7 days a week. This space offers a safe and secure environment for individuals to de-escalate, recuperate and begin their recovery.


Talk Liverpool 

Contact: 0151 228 2300 (Monday to Friday, 8am – 6pm)

A free NHS service offering psychological therapies to adults in Liverpool who are feeling depressed or anxious.


James’ Place

Contact: psaini@liverpool.ac.uk

A Liverpool service which helps men practically and emotionally through the crisis period, enabling them to learn new coping strategies.


PAPRYUS

Contact: 08000684141 (phone) ¦ 07786209697 (text) ¦ pat@papyrus-uk.org (email)

A national charity working towards building a society which speaks openly about suicide and has the resources to help young people who may have suicidal thoughts. Help accessed through the telephone, text or email is confidential.


Samaritans

Contact: 116123 (free)

Samaritans are a national charity with local branches who are available around the clock to help anyone.


State of Mind

Looking to harness the power of sports to promote positive mental health among sportsmen and women, fans and wider communities.


Childline

Contact: 08001111

Childline is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a Childline counsellor about anything- no problem is too big or too small.


Opening up Cricket

Formed in 2014 to promote mental well-being and suicide prevention through cricket.


Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Contact: 0800585858 (free)

CALM is a registered charity which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. If you are a young person under 18 you can email info@rd4u.org.uk  to get in touch with one of their trained volunteers.


SANE

Contact: 0300 304 7000

SANE are a mental health charity who operate a helpline (above) open 4.30pm – 10.30pm daily.

Contact: 0800585858 (free)

CALM is a registered charity which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. If you are a young person under 18 you can email info@rd4u.org.uk  to get in touch with one of their trained volunteers.


Zero Suicide Alliance

Contact: 0300 304 7000

The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all. The aims of this training are to: enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/behaviour, to be able to speak out in a supportive manner, and to empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support.


Hub of Hope

Chasing the Stigma (CTS) launched the Hub of Hope – a national mental health database to bring help and support together in one place, with a focus on grassroots organisations.

 

Services specifically for those affected by the death of a child

If immediate help is required, call NHS 111 or 999 in an emergency


Alder Centre

Contact: 0151 252 5391

Support for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age (pre-birth to adult). Offers counselling, support groups, befriending, and provides holistic therapies, remembrance book and therapeutic breaks


AMPARO

Contact: 03300889255

This service aims to alleviate the distress of those bereaved or affected by suicide.


Child Bereavement Charity

Contact: 01494 446 648

Support, information and training to all those affected when a child dies, or when a child is bereaved.


Child Death Helpline

Contact: 0800 282 986 (national freephone – a helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child. Calls are answered by bereaved parents)

Helpline operating hours:
Mon – Fri 10.00 – 13.00
Tues and Weds 13.00 – 16.00
Every evening 19.00 – 20.00


Compassionate Friends

Contact: 0845 123 2304
Helpline open daily 10.00 – 16.00 and 18.30 – 22.30

Support for parents and immediate family after the death of a child. CF can provide local contacts and details of group meetings across the UK.


Love, Jasmine

Contact: 07566 225 253

F: lovejasmine3101 Twitter: Love_Jasmine31

Love, Jasmine aims to support families following the death of a child of any age. There are dedicated support groups for parents, grandparents and siblings Love, Jasmine provides guidance, complimentary therapies, advice and signposting.


Lullaby Trust

(Previously FSID: Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths)

Contact:  bereavement support- 0808 802 6868 ¦ information and advice- 0808 802 6869

Lullaby Trust support bereaved families, fund research and give safe sleep advice.


Miscarriage Association

Contact: 01924 200 799

Helpline open Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm


SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)

Contact: 020 7436 5881

Helpline open Mon – Fri 10.00 – 17.00

Telephone helpline and national network of self help groups. e-mail helpline@uk-sands.org


Winston’s Wish (Support for bereaved children)

Contact: 0845 203 0405

Helpline open Mon – Fri 09.00 – 17.00

Provides support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals.


General Bereavement Support Organisations

If immediate help is required, call NHS 111 or 999 in an emergency


Aftermath Support

Contact: 0845 634 4273

Support for families of those killed in a road incident (covers the Merseyside area)


Cruse Bereavement Care National Helpline

Contact: 0844 477 9400

Bereavement support by telephone and email.

Cruse Wirral

Contact: 0151 609 0160

Bereavement counselling on Wirral. Counsellors visit people at home.


Listening Ear and CYP Services

Contact: 0151 488 6648 (direct line for adult counselling and listening service) ¦ 0151 487 6558 (direct line for children & young people service including Butterflies Project) ¦ enquiries@listening-ear.co.uk

Listening ear offers adult counselling for clients aged 16+years and above within a BACP Accredited service. A bespoke, activity based therapeutic 1:1 support service (Butterflies) for children and young people aged 4 -16 years who have experienced bereavement, loss, divorce, separation, domestic abuse, murder, manslaughter and suicide. A pre-bereavement counselling and activity based support programme for families living with a terminal diagnosis is planned to start in October 2014.


Liverpool Bereavement Service

Contact: 0151 708 6706

Liverpool Bereavement Service has been supporting people experiencing loss and bereavement since 1998 and has developed a free, sensitive and effective service and is available to all to access.

Included within it is a resource specifically for children:

Contact: 0151 236 3932

Oakleaf provide bereavement support and counselling to children and young people aged 4 to 18 years of age, to help them cope with their loss and to promote the health and well-being of each individual.


Roadpeace

Contact: 0845 450 0355

Practical and emotional support for people bereaved by road crashes.


SAMM (Support After Murder and Manslaughter)

Contact: 0845 872 3440 ¦ 0151 207 6767 (SAMM Merseyside)

SAMM is a national UK Charity supporting families bereaved by Murder and Manslaughter.


SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)

Contact: 0844 561 6855

SOBS is a self-help, voluntary organisation. Many of those helping have, themselves, been bereaved by suicide.

Helpline open daily 09.00 – 21.00. National helpline provides listening support and can put people in touch with a local group. You can send an email to email.support@uksobs.org where it will be read and responded to by one of our volunteers. They can offer support, answer questions and provide details of other support you may wish to explore.

If you are, or the person who died was, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning, and you would like support, please contact Jackie or Emmett on lgbt.support@uksobs.org.


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SBS)

Contact: 03001115065

SBS exists to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide.


Aftermath Support

Contact: 0845 634 4273

Support for families of those killed in a road incident (covers the Merseyside area)


Cruse Bereavement Care

Contact: 0844 477 9400

Bereavement support by telephone and email.

Mental Health Resources for Young People and Parents

If immediate help is required, call NHS 111 or 999 in an emergency

The Mix

Contact: 08088084994 ¦ Crisis line: [text THEMIX to] 85258

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. It is suitable for 16-25 year old’s to help them take on any challenges they’re facing, including mental health difficulties, sexuality and drugs. Includes 1-2-1 chat online and helpline.


Moodjuice

Information and advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions. The site contains information on organisations, services and various self-help guides covering conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic and sleep problems that can offer support, advice and information.


The Lowdown

A teenager health site; the ‘Mind’ section offers information and advice about common mental health conditions and dealing with difficult feelings; plus lots of tips on how to stay happy and well.


Young Minds

Parent’s helpline: 0808 802 5544

Information and real life stories about children and young people’s mental health, and ways to get help.


MindEd

Twitter: @MindEdUK

Provides information, guidance and ‘e-learning’ modules on children and young people’s mental health, well-being and development to any adult to help them support the development of young healthy minds, and identify and support children and young people with mental health issues.


Get-Help Self

Provides information about various mental health conditions and self-help resources.


Stay Alive app – Android
Stay Alive app – Apple

This app is a pocket suicide prevention resource, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.