Suicide | Salford Safeguarding Adults Board

Suicide

It is important that people who are having suicidal thoughts get the help they need.

We encourage everyone  to watch / do the Suicide Let’s Talk 20 minute training, which will equip you to spot possible signs and have difficult conversations with people who might be thinking about taking their own lives.

If a person is at immediate risk of harm to themselves or others and need help from a mental health professional then you/they should contact 999 or go the nearest hospital A&E department and ask to see a mental health worker. If they are not at immediate risk advise them to make an appointment with their GP practice. GP practices in Salford are still open, but they may have changed the way people can get an appointment.

Shining a Light on Suicide provides support for people feeling suicidal, bereaved by suicide or supporting somebody feeling suicidal.

They can also contact Samaritans - Tel: 116 123 (free to call) / Email: jo@samaritans.org (response time to email 24hrs) .

Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day.

Papyrus HOPELINEUK – Tel: 0800 068 4141/ Text: 07860039967 / Email pat@papyrusuk.org

HOPELINEUK is a confidential suicide prevention helpline service for young people, open 9am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends and 2pm-10pm bank holidays. For anyone thinking about suicide or for anyone concerned about a young person.

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