On this page, we share information about support services, campaign groups and other organisations which provide advice and support around suicide.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
Call: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm to midnight, 365 days a year)
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care supports people after the death of someone close. Their trained volunteers offer confidential face-to-face, telephone, email and website chat support, with both national and local services. They also have services specifically for children and young people.
Call: 0808 808 1677
Monday and Friday 9.30am to 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am to 8pm
Weekends, 10am to 2pm
Finding the words booklet
If you're supporting someone who has been affected by suicide, Finding the Words, is a really useful resource that has been produced by the Support After Suicide Partnership. This can help guide you through talking to and listening to someone who has been bereaved by suicide.
Download the Finding the words booklet.
Help is at Hand booklet
Help is at Hand is a practical guide for those bereaved by suicide. The booklet includes advice, links and phone numbers to support you with how you might feel and what might happen. It can help you navigate the coroner's courts, funerals, supporting children etc.
Download Help is at Hand.
Hub of Hope
The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time.
The services and support listed on the Hub of Hope are not only for when things become unbearable – a crisis point. They are also for those times when we notice we are starting to struggle, or when we need extra support as we start to emerge from a particularly difficult time.
PAPYRUS prevention of young suicide
PAPYRUS is dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. PAPYRUS offers a free, confidential helpline, HOPELINEUK for children and young people (up to the age of 35) who are experiencing thoughts of suicide or anyone who has concerns that a young person is thinking about suicide. Its website also provides a range of useful and child friendly resources, advice and information.
Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone who is struggling to cope and needs someone to listen. Local branches can be visited during the day.
Stay Alive app
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.
In addition to the resources, the app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a LifeBox where you can store photos and memories that are important to you.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
SOBS offers support for those bereaved or affected by suicide. They have resources and information available through the website and a helpline answered by trained volunteers who have been bereaved by suicide and a network of local support groups.
Zero Suicide Alliance
For free, online suicide prevention training with downloadable booklets that can support you with the skills and confidence you need to start talking about suicide.