Are you concerned about someone?
If you are concerned about the wellbeing of a loved one or someone you know, you can speak to many of the same support services for advice on how to help them. It can be especially difficult and upsetting if you are caring for someone who is struggling with their mental health, such as a young or vulnerable person, so it is also important to take care of your own emotional needs and seek support for yourself if you need it.
For those who would like to learn how to have a conversation about mental health and suicide with someone who may need a listening ear, anyone can take the free online suicide prevention training from the Zero Suicide Alliance, which takes only 20 minutes and could help you save a life.
For general mental health advice and signposting to local NHS services, call 111 or visit the NHS website. Remember, if someone’s life is in imminent danger, or they are at risk of severe injury through self-harm, treat it as an emergency and call 999.
CORONAVIRUS: For specific advice and support for your mental wellbeing and how to keep yourself and loved ones safe during the coronavirus outbreak, please see our dedicated page for COVID-19 mental health information.