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Help in a Crisis

The Suicide Awareness Partnership Training Project is a provider of suicide awareness training only. It does not provide treatment or care, or a direct advice service to those who may be in distress or crisis. If you have found your way to this website and are in distress or crisis, possibly even thinking of taking your own life, please do seek help as soon as possible.

You can seek help from your own doctor or from the nearest hospital accident and emergency (A&E) department. There are also a number of other services that can provide support, and some of these are highlighted below:

Helplines & Websites

The Samaritans: Helpline number: Call 116 123

The Samaritans provide confidential emotional support to those in distress, including for those who may be suicidal, and are always available: 24 hours a day, every day, including public holidays (such as Christmas Day).    

Childline: Helpline number: Call 0800 1111

Childline provides a free confidential 24 hour helpline for children who are in distress or danger and need to talk to someone.  

NHS Direct: Helpline no. 111

NHS Direct is available to provide physical and mental health advice, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The website (click link above) also provides a sympton self-checker, for over-16s (England only).

Rural Stress Helpline: 0845 094 8286

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, the Rural Stress Helpline offers confidential listening support specifically to those in distress in rural areas. 

Papyrus: HOPELineUK 0800 068 4141

Papyrus is dedicated to suicide prevention in young people. The confidential helpline gives support and practical advice to young people worried about themselves, and to anyone else concerned that a young person they know may be at risk of harming themselves. The helpline is open on weekdays (10am to 5pm; 7pm to 10pm) and weekends (2pm to 5pm).




We provide half-day suicide awareness training, which is open to everyone. We especially encourage attendance from those whose work is likely to bring them into contact with people who may be vulnerable to suicide or self-harm. 

If you have found your way to this website because you are in distress, and may be thinking of taking your own life, then please do seek help urgently. The   Help in a crisis section suggests some useful sources of help and support.