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
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.
National suicide stats remain high and some of the highest can be found in the North of England. Guided by national policy and based on evidence, the North East and North Cumbria (NENC) Suicide Prevention Network work to take action, provide support and reduce suicide.
Led by the NENC Integrated Care System, the Network provides support to those in need, advice to those with concerns about someone else, help to those who’ve lost someone and resources for those looking to help raise awareness.
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.
Enrol in free online training and eLearning to help prevent suicide.
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
Health Education England's "We need to talk about suicide" is an eLearning course aimed at providing you with a knowledge of the early signs of suicide and equipping you with the ability to support those in need