September 10th is Suicide Prevention Day. There are a host of organisations both locally and nationally who can help when there seems to be no way ahead. These are just a few, let’s share the heck out of them.
ANDY’S MAN CLUB
Andy’s Man Club has a group in Plymouth with others locally in Newton Abbot, Exeter and Torbay. They provide men with a safe, non-judgemental, confidential place to get stuff off their chests. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
CALM – 0800 58 58 58
Specifically for men, this service is open 7 days a week, from 5pm to midnight. www.thecalmzone.net
HOPElineUK – 0800 068 4141
Hopeline is a specialist telephone helpline for children, teenagers and people up to the age of 35. Call Hopeline if you have concerns about suicide either for yourself or for someone else. Alternatively visit their website at https://www.papyrus-uk.org Email: email@example.com
Text: 07786 209 697
Nightlink – 0808 800 0306
Nightlink is an emotional support helpline and text service for anyone in Cornwall who is experiencing emotional distress. All calls are confidential. Nightlink is available 7 days a week from 5pm – midnight. Text service 07717 989 021
The Samaritans – 116 123
You can contact The Samaritans who are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year by phone as well as by email, text and post. Telephone: Free of charge from landline or mobile: 116 123. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*SANE – 0845 767 8000
SANE offers support to anyone coping with mental illness, including concerned relatives or friends. The SANE helpline is available 7 days a week from 6pm – 11pm.
STAY ALIVE APP
The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis.