Suicide prevention

Suicide remains a national and local public health priority. Reducing the suicide rate in Gloucestershire has been identified as a key area for improvement in the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

The Gloucestershire Health & Wellbeing Board at its meeting in July 2015 approved the Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Strategy - July 2015 to June 2020

The strategy seeks to outline the shared aim of preventing suicide in Gloucestershire. The strategy has been created by, and is accountable to, the Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Partnership Forum (GSPPF).

The GSPPF comprises partners from public, private and the voluntary and community sector, as well as people with lived experience, who have worked together to co-produce the strategy.

If you would like to know more. or get involved in this work, please contact us.

 

Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Partnership Forum

publichealth@gloucestershire.gov.uk or call (01452) 328600

Please note this email address shouldn't be used in emergencies - it is not monitored 24/7 and doesn't provide immediate help or support.

If you need help in an emergency contact emergency services on 999.

If you need support you can contact one of the organisations listed below or your GP or mental health services.

 

Services in Gloucestershire

Below is a list of organisations that provide services to people thinking of /affected by suicide and/or self-harm in Gloucestershire.

 

Samaritans

Contact: 116 123 (this number is FREE to call from landline and mobile phones 24 hours a day) or one of the local branches: 01452 306333 (Gloucester & District) or 01242 515777 (Cheltenham & District) (24 hours a day) or jo@samaritans.org or samaritans.org

 

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

Contact: 0300 111 5065 (national, 9am to 9pm every day) or 01452 371945 (local) or uk-sobs.org.uk

 

Gloucestershire Self-harm Helpline

Contact: 0808 801 0606 (helpline) or 07537 410022 (text) or rethink.org (includes online message service) (5pm to 10pm every day)

www.gloucestershireselfharm.org

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