A short video telling the stories of real people who have called the Samaritans.Read More
U Can Cope features compelling stories of surviving suicidal thoughts, with commentaries from Dr Alys Cole- King, a leading clinician in the field, and Professor Stephen Platt, an eminent academic in this area.
Open Minds Alliance CIC, Samaritans, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Southwick Media Consultancy are leading the U Can Cope campaign. Read More
Suicidal feelings are frightening and painful for the person who is experiencing them and for partners, family, friends and colleagues. Anxiety and confusion about what to do and how to cope can add to a distressing situation.
If you want to support someone who is feeling suicidal, a first important step can be to stay with that person, listen and try to understand what is going on for him or her. Read More
This information explains why you may have suicidal feelings and provides some options to help you look forward and break the circle of your negative thoughts.
What are suicidal feelings like?
Suicidal feelings can be terrifying.
If you can no longer see why you should go on living, your distress will seem unbearable. Read More
When you first discover that someone close to you has died unexpectedly by suicide or other sudden, traumatic death, you will probably experience a range of emotions and physical sensations. Sometimes it is clear that a relative or friend’s death is suicide, but often it is not. Read More
Suicide prevention continues to be a key national priority for public health and mental health services. People with mental health problems are a particularly high-risk group and it is vital that mental health services continue to strengthen clinical practice if suicides are to be prevented. Read More
This leaflet is designed to help young people develop resilience and cope with any current/future difficulties in their life. It is equally helpful for adults.
When life is difficult, it’s important to be able to cope without feeling emotionally overwhelmed. Read More
This leaflet is for anybody struggling to cope when bad things happen in their life and includes advice on how to make a ‘Safety Plan’
This leaflet is for people in distress attending the Emergency Department following self harm or with suicidal thoughts.