World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September 2020
Observed on 10th September, every year, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) provides the opportunity for people, across the globe, to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention.
dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
What We Know
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.
Our vision is for a society which speaks openly about suicide and has the resources to help young people who may have suicidal thoughts.
Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINEUK. We are open 9am–12am (midnight) every day of the the year:
Mental health support – Samaritans
Whatever you’re going through, call us free any time, from any phone, on 116 123.
You can also email
Local Crisis support:
A mental health crisis is when you feel your mental health is at breaking point, and you need urgent help and support.
For example, you might have feelings or experiences that feel very painful or difficult to manage such as suicidal feelings, self-harm, panic attacks, flashbacks, hypomania or mania, or psychosis (such as paranoia or hearing voices). You might also have other experiences that aren’t mentioned here.
Some people feel in crisis as part of ongoing mental health problems, or due to stressful and difficult life experiences such as abuse, bereavement, addiction, money problems or housing problems. Or there might not be a particular reason.
However you experience a crisis, it’s always OK to ask for help.
At Sandwell CAMHS, we have 2 teams
In a mental health emergency
If you or a young person’s a person’s mental or emotional state gets worse quickly, it may become a mental health crisis. In this situation, it is important to get help quickly.
You can do one of these things:
If you are known to CAMHS, 0121 6126620
If you are known to the Crisis Team, ring the Crisis Mobile to speak to someone (8am-8pm)
If you are not known to CAMHS, you can contact your GP for an emergency appointment
If you do not feel safe in yourself, or you don’t feel that you can keep a young person safe, call 999 and/or go to A&E
If someone is at immediate risk of danger
It is important to keep yourself and others safe.
Call 999 and explain the situation, someone trained to help will talk you through this
Are you worried that someone is being hurt?
It is important to let trained people from Children’s Services know about any worries you may have so that they can support you and others involved. You may wish to have someone help you with this or ring the helplines below.
Sandwell – call 0121 5693100 – or follow this guide