Resources for: Employers and 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



BRAVE was developed for children and teenagers who experience Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Specific Phobia, and Generalised Anxiety Disorder.


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26. C A L M

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


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107. NHS Inform With Text

NHS Inform

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.


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110. Not OK

not OK

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.


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112. Papyrus

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


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125. Samaritans2


A 24 hour support service for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.


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126. Samaritans

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.


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141. SHOUT

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


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145. Staying Safe

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.


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190. Whole School Approach

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.


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United Prevent Suicide

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.


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Sowing Seeds

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.


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Get Self Help

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.


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