Resources for: Suicide
Suicide is the act of intentionally taking your own life. Not all people thinking about suicide actually want to die; instead, they may want a way to escape from the pain they’re feeling or the circumstances they’re facing. Someone thinking of suicide might feel this way all of the time, some of the time, or may only have thoughts of suicide every now and then. Reference
Help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle with difficult feelings alone. You can call Samaritans free, any time, from any phone, on 116123.
Find out what happens when you phone the Samaritans here
Breathing Space is a free, confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 who is feeling low, anxious or depressed.
Helpline number: 0800 83 85 87
BRAVE was developed for children and teenagers who experience Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Specific Phobia, and Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
Campaign Against Living Miserably
CALM has a website, helpline 5pm -midnight and webchat open 365 days a year, offering practical suggestions for all of life's problems - whether that's anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, money worries or suicidal thoughts.
Helpline number: 0800 58 58 58
Childline Counselling service for children and young people in the UK. Phone, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.
Helpline number: 0800 11 11
Crisis Counselling (Erskine Counselling)
Crisis Counselling offers counselling therapy to children and young people aged 10 and over experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. Referral through Education services.
HappyMaps website pools some of the best mental health resources for parents and carers, and for young people and children, in one place.
A confidential counselling service accessed through West Dunbartonshire secondary schools, where young people can chat to a counsellor to help manage personal and social issues which may be affecting their life.
A free app for managing depression with a mood tracker, videos, meditations and more.
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service helping the people in Scotland to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for. Also includes a service directory with details of health and wellbeing services across Scotland.
notOK App® is a free digital panic button to get you immediate support via text, phone call, or GPS location when you’re struggling to reach out. Connect to trusted contacts when you need them most. Just open the app and press the large, red notOK® button.
Papyrus - Prevention of young suicide and HOPELINE
PAPYRUS UK is a charity for the prevention of young suicide (under 35) and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.
HOPELINEUK advisers want to work with you to understand why thoughts of suicide might be present. They provide a safe space to talk through anything happening in your life that could be impacting on your or anyone else’s ability to stay safe.
Helpline number: 0800 068 4141
A 24 hour support service for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
Samaritans Developing Emotional Awareness and Listening
Samaritans supports schools, college communities and other youth settings through suicide with our postvention services, lesson plans and school talks.
SHOUT Crisis text service
Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.
Helpline number: 85258 free text support service
This app is a pocket 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 that are important to you.
Staying Safe from Suicidal Thoughts
If you’re struggling and you’re not sure if you want to live or die, can you, just for now, hold off making this decision and visit this website for some ideas about how to get through. There may be things that you - and other people - can do to make things better.
The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.
Phone: 0808 808 4994
Heads Up Mental Health Support
NHS GGC information on mental health conditions, mental health advice, how you can support yourself or the people you care for, the services available to you and the range of interventions.
United to Prevent Suicide
A social movement of people from all across Scotland, united in a shared belief that each and every one of us has a role to play in preventing suicide.
Suicide ALERT Pathway
Briefing note for staff working in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area to support you if you are talking with someone who may be at risk of suicide.
Sowing Seeds: Trauma Informed Practice for Anyone Working with Children and Young People
This animation was developed by NHS Education for Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government. It is designed to be relevant to all workers within the Scottish workforce who work with children and young people. It aims to support staff to understand the impact of trauma and to know how to adapt the way they work to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people affected by trauma.
Get Self Help
This website provides resources for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
CBT has been proven to help mental health problems. This website provides CBT self help and therapy resources, including worksheets and information sheets, plus videos and self help mp3s.
Mentor Scotland is a non-profitable organisation which offers peer to peer support in a safe, non-judgemental space, for people to share experiences and to help break the stigma attached to mental health. Mentor Scotland offers a free drop-in service for men every Friday evening in the Ben View Resource Centre, Dumbarton. The drop-in service is open from 5pm until 10pm, during which there is a men's talking group between 7pm & 9pm.
Phone: 07470 461685