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Suicide

Suicide Prevention Network

A series of animations have been released encouraging people to look after themselves, others and to get help early if they are struggling during the pandemic.

During these difficult and stressful times, it is crucial that people look after their mental health and wellbeing.

The North East and North Cumbria Suicide Prevention Network, in collaboration with suicide prevention charity Every Life Matters Cumbria, have launched its "look after yourself, look out for others, and get help early" awareness campaign with the release of three short animations.

For more information click here

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Samaritans

We're here, day or night, for anyone who's struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, we're taking action to prevent the crisis. We give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And we encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives. We offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.

For more information click here

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Stay Alive

The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource  for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

For more information click here

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Papyrus

We provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through our helpline, HOPELINEUK.

For more information click here

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Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital