School is able to offer support through:
- Referral to specialist services.
- Helpline numbers,
Suicidal Support for Families
Simple actions can help you be there for someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts or recovering from an attempt to take their own life. It’s also important to know when to seek professional support, and when to step back to look after yourself.
Evidence shows asking someone if they're suicidal can protect them. By asking someone directly about suicide, you give them permission to tell you how they feel, and let them know that they are not a burden. People who have felt suicidal will often say what a huge relief it was to be able to talk about what they were experiencing.
Please follow the links below for more information and contact details.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal there are people you can talk to:
- Talking about mental health - conversation starters
- speak to a friend, family member or someone you trust
- use the Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline and Support Service, which is provided by experienced mental health practitioners and is open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, tel: 0800 028 0077
- call the Samaritans 24-hour support service on tel: 116 123 or contact Samaritans online
- use the Staying Safe website for support, information and making your own safety plan
- contact NHS 111, though be aware of delays in accessing this service
- make an urgent appointment to see your GP, who may be operating a callback service
- tel: 999
- if you require urgent medical intervention go to your nearest emergency department, though be aware that there are increased demands on and transmission risks in emergency departments at this time
Suicidal Thoughts Support for Young People
Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. We believe that no young person should have to struggle alone with thoughts of suicide.