Are you feeling suicidal?


Are you feeling suicidal?

You are not alone. 1 in 5 of us have suicidal thoughts at any one time. Having thoughts like this is nothing to be ashamed of and help is there for you.

Suicidal thoughts can feel scary and confusing and these feelings can feel overwhelming. Many people have these thoughts without plans and often feel worried about telling someone.

Suicidal thoughts can be commonly experienced when your mood feels low and you are finding it hard to feel different.  Many people have these thoughts in their life time. You have made the best start by looking to find support.

Please see support available in the blue box

We are not a Crisis Service

If you feel you are worried about your safety at this time please CALL or TEXT Samaritans on:

Call: 116 123
Text: 85258

Trained staff can help you immediately.

If you feel it may be hard to keep yourself safe at this time, you can contact your GP or attend your nearest A&E or call 999.  Emergency Departments have specialized teams who can support you.

NHS have trained CRISIS Teams who are made up of a range of professionals who can support you over the phone, or visit you to support you in mental health emergencies.

This team can be contacted by yourself or by someone on your behalf.

All of these services are open 24/7, 365 days of the year.

Crisis, Assessment & Home Treatment Teams

North Tyneside & Northumberland –  0303 123 1146
Newcastle & Gateshead- 0800 652 2863
South Tyneside – 0303 123 1145
Durham & Tees – 0800 0516 171

You are not alone, please seek support, staff are waiting to help.