TAKE THE TRAINING.
Anyone can suffer from suicidal thoughts but every one of us can make a difference.
A life is lost through suicide every two hours in the UK but suicidal thoughts and feelings affect thousands of us every single day.
In 2021, 115 people lost their lives to suicide across greater Essex.
In 2020-21, the suicide rate for the South East was 10.7 deaths per 100,000 which is above the national average.
The #talksuicide campaign has been created by the Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership to reduce the stigma around talking about suicide and raise awareness of suicide prevention training available FREE to ALL from the Zero Suicide Alliance.
We do not provide help
GET HELP NOW.
#talksuicideessex is a suicide prevention campaign. If you’re feeling suicidal and need urgent help, or if you’re worried about someone you know, help is available from the services below:
Please dial NHS 111 and select option 2 if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. You will be connected to the contact centre where trained staff will provide appropriate support and advice 24 hours a day/365 days of the year
Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393
Email: [email protected]
Mind Infoline provides an information and signposting service. Open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).
Ask us about:
- mental health problems
- where to get help near you
- treatment options
- advocacy services
Samaritans (24/7) Call 116 123
SHOUT (24/7) Text 85258
C.A.L.M. (for men, 5pm-12am) Call 0800 585 858
Papyrus: Hopeline (for under 35’s, 9am-12am) Call 0800 068 4141 Text: 07860039967
Serious or life-threatening emergencies
If you or someone you know is in mental health crisis and requires serious or life threatening emergency mental or physical care, dial 999 immediately.
TALKING ABOUT SUICIDE DOESN’T CAUSE PEOPLE TO KILL THEMSELVES. NOT TALKING ABOUT IT MIGHT.
IN 20 MINUTES
LEARN HOW TO:
Identify the signs of when someone might be suffering from suicidal thoughts and behaviour.
Feel comfortable speaking out about suicide in a supportive manner.
Signpost anyone suffering to the correct services and support e.g Samaritans call 116 123.