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If you’ve seriously harmed yourself, perhaps by taking a drug overdose, or feel you’re in crisis, call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E.  If you can’t do it yourself, please ask someone to help you.
If you’re having suicidal thoughts or thinking about ending your life, it's so important to tell someone and talk about your feelings.

Talk to someone you trust

Let your family or friends know how things are for you, as they might be able to offer support and help keep you safe.  There's no right or wrong way to talk about suicidal feelings, the important thing is to start the conversation.

If you’re finding it difficult to talk to someone you know, you can also talk to:

Stay Alive app

The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource, which is full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis.  You can use it if you’re having suicidal thoughts or if you’re concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

You don't have to struggle with difficult feelings alone, as there’s lots of help and support available, both locally and nationally, if you need it.

Acting together to prevent suicide

The Orange Button Community Scheme aims to create communities across Herefordshire and Worcestershire that are able to talk about suicide safely and openly. Orange Button wearers are comfortable with the word suicide and are there to listen, support and signpost.

Register your interest and apply for your orange button pack

Local support

Healthy Minds is a free and confidential service, run by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, which can help if you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed.

     ➡ 01432 220507

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust provide a 24 hour helpline for anyone living in Herefordshire, who experiences a mental health problem for the first time or a sudden deterioration of an existing problem.

   ➡ 0808 196 9127 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

Herefordshire Mind provide a range of mental health related services and activities in the county.  They also offer a Safe Haven, 7 days a week from 5pm to 10pm, for anyone over the age of 18, in crisis or in need of support.


Herefordshire Samaritans offer a telephone and drop in service, if you’re struggling and need help.

     ➡ 116 123 (free) / 0330 094 5717 (local call charges apply)

Marches Counselling Service offer affordable, professional counselling and psychotherapy services, both in person and remotely, for adults aged 18 and over who are experiencing personal distress.

     ➡ 01432 279906 ●

Now We're Talking: Acting Together To Prevent Suicide offer free 24/7 advice and support to anyone who is feeling overloaded or having suicidal thoughts.

   ➡ 0808 196 9127 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

Shout offer 24/7 crisis support via text, if you're struggling to cope and need immediate help.

     ➡ text "HERE" to 85258 ●

Strong Young Minds support young people aged 10 to 24 years old to address any issues which affect their mental health and wellbeing, including anxiety, depression, cyberbullying and low self-esteem.

     ➡ 01432 269245 ●

The CLD Trust provide counselling for young people aged 10 to 20 years old.  They can help with whatever is worrying you, whether it’s depression, anxiety, anger, family or relationship problems, eating difficulties and self-image, self-harm, substance misuse or bullying.

     ➡ 01432 269245 ●

Victim Support have a Bereaved by Suicide service for Herefordshire.  Anyone bereaved by suicide at any point can access the free, confidential service, which offers bereavement support, practical and emotional support and relevant signposting.  Available to residents of Herefordshire of any age.

➡ 01432 800867 ● - call the local number on Monday, Tuesday and Friday between 9am and 5pm. 

 08 08 16 89 111 - out of hours support available, any time. 

National support

BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) can support you to find a counsellor in your area using their online register of qualified therapists.

     ➡ 01455 883300 ●

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) help men who are thinking about suicide.

     ➡ 0800 58 58 58

Childline support anyone under 19 with any issue they may be going through.

     ➡ 0800 11 11

FCN (The Farming Community Network) provide a helpline specifically for farmers who may need support with health issues, including depression, stress and isolation.

     ➡ 0300 011 1999 ●

Lighthouse Club offer a confidential 24/7 helpline for those working in the construction industry and their families, who may need additional support with health and mental wellbeing or debt management issues.

     ➡ 0345 605 1956 ●

Mind offer a helpline, which can help with mental health problems and finding support.

     ➡ 0300 123 3393 ●

Papyrus provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide and anyone worried about a young person.

     ➡ 0800 068 4141 ●

Rethink Mental Illness help those who are severely affected by mental illness to improve their lives.

Samaritans is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year if you’re struggling and need help.

     ➡ 116 123 ●

SANE provide a mental health helpline, which offers specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, their family or friends.

     ➡ 0300 304 7000 ●

Shout offer 24/7 crisis support via text, if you're struggling to cope and need immediate help.

     ➡ 85258 ●

Side by Side is an online support community run by Mind, which offers a safe place for you to listen, share and be heard.

Stay Alive is a suicide prevention app, which can help you if you’re having suicidal thoughts.

The Mix is a support service for under 25’s and can help with a range of issues, including mental health, relationship breakdowns and drugs.

     ➡ 0808 808 4994

The Silver Line is a free confidential helpline for older people.

     ➡ 0800 470 8090

Young Minds support young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis and also offer a parents’ helpline.

     ➡ 0808 802 5544 ● Text YM to 85258

Zero Suicide Alliance offer free online suicide prevention training.
If you’re in crisis or you've seriously harmed yourself, perhaps by taking a drug overdose, call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E.  If you can’t do it yourself, please ask someone to help you.

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