World Mental Health Day 2019

Every year the mental health foundation set a theme for world mental health day that is meant to raise awareness around the world, this year is suicide prevention. We work with all our young people to help build coping mechanisms for when they feel they are at their lowest, the main one is to tell someone.

If You're Feeling Like You Want To Die, It's Important To Tell Someone.

There are services available for everyone to use if you feel you can't talk to friends and family, they are there to help, the ones that are recommended by the NHS are -

Samaritans – for everyone Call - 116 123 Email -

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – for men Call - 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight every day Visit the webchat page

Papyrus – for people under 35 Call - 0800 068 41 41 – Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 5pm

Text - 07786 209697 Email -

Childline – for children and young people under 19 Call - 0800 1111 – the number won't show up on your phone bill


These free helplines are there to help when you're feeling down or desperate.

Unless it says otherwise, they're open 24 hours a day, every day.


Talk To Someone You Can Trust

If you feel like you can talk to friends or family they should be able to offer support and be able to keep you safe. There's no right or wrong way to talk about suicidal feelings – starting the conversation is what's important.

Who Else Could You Talk To?

If you feel like you would like to talk to someone in person but can't talk to your friends or family, you can:

  1. Contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment

  2. Ring 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need

  3. If you have a mental health crisis team you should contact them.

Here are some things that could help you to cope right now

1. Think about the here and now and not the future, stay present and concentrate on just getting through today.

2. Stay away from drugs and alcohol, these can lead to more intrusive thoughts

3. Try and find somewhere you feel safe and where there will be people who can keep you safe, this could also be a good distraction technique.

4. Think about the things you enjoy doing and go and do it, whether that is spending time with your pet, going swimming or doing some crafts, give yourself time to refocus your thoughts.

Worried about someone else? - Click Here for more information

Sources - Mental health Foundation & NHS - Help for Suicidal Thoughts