If you’re thinking about suicide
Support is available 24/7 from the Black Country mental health helpline on
0800 008 6516 or by text on 07860 025281
Experiencing suicidal thoughts?
Rethink and Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Mental health support line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to Black Country residents of all ages.
Provides emotional support to people in distress, in need of reassurance or at those times when people need to be listened to. It also provides advice, referral and signposting to other services and support.
Black Country Mental Health
Black Country Mental Health is a local mental health charity that aims to improve, promote and enhance a better quality of life for people living across the Black Country affected by poor mental health. It offers a range of different services to help people better manage and improve their mental health and wellbeing.
PAPYRUS is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
Their suicide prevention helpline, HOPELINEUK, is staffed by trained suicide prevention advisers, who work with young people and anybody concerned for a young person, keeping young people safe from suicide. HOPELINEUK is a free and confidential call, text and email service, which is available from 9am to midnight, every day of the year.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. CALM provides a helpline and webchat, which is open 365 days a year. They offer practical suggestions for all of life’s problems, including anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, money worries or suicidal thoughts.
Staff listen, talk and help people struggling with life to make a plan so they can begin to look to the future. They also know losing someone to suicide is different to any other kind of bereavement, so they are there to support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).
Provide a free 24/7 confidential help line for anyone who needs to talk. Trained listening volunteers will answer your call, and help you to talk through your concerns. The volunteer will listen and offer a safe space to talk, in your own way about what is getting to you. Samaritans also provide an email support service.
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. The service is there for people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support.
The Staying Safe website is a potentially life-saving resource developed by 4 Mental Health. Jointly funded by the NHS, the website provides vital ‘Safety Plan' tools, with easy to print / online templates and video tutorials to help people to write their own plan. A "Safety Plan" helps to build hope, identify actions and strategies to resist suicidal thoughts and develop positive ways to cope with stress and emotional distress.