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If you are having thoughts and feelings about taking your own life and are reading this, you have taken a small and positive step towards self-help. You are important, your life is important. Sharing how you feel with a trusted relative or friend may be an option, but also remember that if you are still in education there are school and college nurses and advisors who can support you-they will listen if you tell them how you are feeling and offer support. Beyond that your GP can refer you for counselling and you can self-refer to some local counsellors (see COULD COUNSELLING HELP YOU).

Young minds is a website for young people offering advice about mental and emotional health.  If you are thinking about asking for help this link will tell you about the professional services or ‘who’ may become involved with you and your family, as part of the mental health system.  It’s good to know who is who and what they are meant to do.

Take a few minutes to look at the links below – there are organisations ready to support you.

Papyrus is a national charity dedicated to supporting people who are feeling suicidal.   If you are a young person having thoughts or feelings about taking your life, or you are worried about a young person at risk of suicide, telephone THE HOPE LINE UK 0800 068 41 41. Email TEXT: 07786 209 697
Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Weekends 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Calm Zone campaigns against living miserably (CALM) seeks to reduce the high suicide rate amongst men under 35. It is a campaign and charity targeting young men with a helpline, magazine and online community, but CALM listens to anyone who needs help or support.

The Samaritans will listen if you want to talk about how you are feeling. At any time of day or night call either the local Leicestershire Samaritans on 0116 270 007 or call the National Number: 08457 90 90 90.  If you have no credit or land line, you can TEXT: 07725 90 90 90 and ask them to call you.  Email the Samaritans for online correspondence:

Metanoia speaks directly to you. If are thinking about suicide: read this first.  Another way to view your emotions and a very insightful guide to help you understand how to view your emotional state of mind.

Maytree provides a unique, free service to people in suicidal crisis. Maytree supports people from across the UK.  For free and confidential support and guidance email or call our confidential phone service 020 7263 7070

SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (previously known as SOBS) Have you lost a friend or loved one to suicide? SOBS exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend. Call for support on: 0844 561 6855.

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