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Suicide prevention

The main thing to remember is that suicide is preventable.  Learning that a family member or friend is struggling and feeling suicidal can be distressing. But at the same time, being able to encourage them to open up about their feelings gives you an opportunity to help them find support.  

Mental Health Foundation provides sources of help that is available.  This includes:

  • Samaritans - they are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Their Freephone number is 116 123
  • Papyrus - they provide confidential support and advice to young people up to the age of 35.   Their Free HOPELINE247 is 0800 068 41 41

Talking openly about suicide can prevent someone from taking their life. 

Support for people who have been bereaved by suicide

We know that people bereaved by suicide need support at the time that is right for them.

A Support Following Suicide Service, provided by Amparo North Central London NHS, is available for people who have been bereaved by suicide who live, work or study in the 5 North Central London boroughs of Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. 

We can also provide support if you live, work or study outside of the 5 boroughs but are bereaved by a suicide that occurred within the 5 boroughs.

To access support, or refer someone to the service, visit the Amparo referral webpage

Further information is available at North Central London NHS - Amparo

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