If your life is at risk:
- Please call 999. This is an emergency. You’re not wasting anybody’s time
- Go straight to A&E
- Call your local crisis team. Lines are available 24/7
If you're a manager looking to support a colleague who is in a time of crisis, please refer to this guidance in the first instance.
There are free, anonymous, 24/7 helplines dedicated to helping you through difficult times and experiences. If you’re struggling, please:
Remember, you can also get in touch with the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System’s Staff Wellbeing Hub Team between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) on 0191 223 2030.
Our responding to trauma guide can act as a hub of signposting to both internal and external support services, including dedicated services there to support those experiencing intrusive thoughts and suicidal feelings.
Whether you’re seeking immediate support, 1:1 support, information around on-site support facilities and services, more targeted support or support after loss, the guide can help you find an appropriate service.
For further guidance on helping yourself to cope, advice on how to distract yourself, information to better understand what you’re experiencing, views from others who have been in a similar situation and/or further support resources available to you, please visit Mind via the button below.
The Zero Suicide Alliance provide access to free training on suicide prevention, offering an introduction to suicide awareness, information on social isolation and equipping you with the skills and confidence needed to help someone who might be contemplating suicide