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Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Partnership


Suicide remains a national and local public health priority.

In an emergency call 999

For non-emergency medical advice use 111

 Are you thinking about suicide?

  1. Wait. Decide not to anything right now to hurt yourself. You don't have to act on thoughts of suicide. Suicidal thoughts are an attempt to solve what feels like an overwhelming set of problems. Our mind closes down our creativity and problem solving skills suffer. Your thoughts and feelings can change.
  2. Talk to someone; it could be a friend or family member, or a support service. There are people who want to listen and who can help you.
  3. Try to keep yourself safe for now.

Are you worried about someone?

  1. Be alert - have you noticed a change in someone you're close to? Maybe you're worried about someone in a dangerous place.
  2. Reach out - tell the person you're worried about them and ask them how they feel. 
  3. Listen - just listening is one of the most helpful things you can do. 

How to support someone - advice from Rethink.


Samaritans - 24/7 listening service and suicidal support (national with local branches in Cheltenham and Gloucester)

Suicide crisis - support for those in suicide crisis (based in Gloucestershire)

Maytree - support those in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting (based in London)

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) - leading a movement against male suicide (national)

PAPYRUS - working to prevent suicide by young people (national)

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) - support those aged over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide (national with a branch based in Gloucestershire)

Sunflowers Suicide Support - support those bereaved by suicide (based in Gloucestershire)


At its July 2015 meeting, the Gloucestershire Health & Wellbeing Board 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.


You can find out about some of the work that the GSPPF does by signing up to receive our newsletters on the right of this page .

If you would like to know more or get involved in this work, please contact us suicideprevention@gloucestershire.gov.uk.  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.

Help is at Hand is a booklet (published by Public Health England) that contains practical advice, links and contact number to help following a suicide. To see an online copy of the booklet, click here.

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




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