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Suicide remains a national and local public health priority.

Are you thinking about suicide?  

  1. In an emergency call 999 or for non-medical emergencies call 111
  2. Wait. Decide not to do 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.
  3. Talk to someone; it could be a trusted friend or family member, your GP, or a support service. There are people who want to listen and who can help you.
  4. Try to keep yourself safe for now.
  5. View our list of help for further organisations (local and national) that can help you. 
  6. You can find out more about this on the Samaritans website here

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. Remember to ask twice – sometimes people may respond “I’m fine” but really, they’re not.
  3. Listen - you won’t be expected to solve any problems, but being there and offering your support and listening is one of the most helpful things you can do.  Remember that they may need time to talk to you
  4. Further help and support is available. View our online resources page which includes free online suicide prevention training, support videos and a mobile app for you to download. 
  5. You can find out more about this on the Samaritans website here

Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Partnership

The Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Partnership (GSPP) exists to reduce the rate of suicide and self harm within Gloucestershire. We provide a forum that brings together different partners across the public, voluntary and community sector, those with lived experiences of suicidal ideation or bereavement by suicide, and anyone else with an interest in preventing suicide in Gloucestershire. If you want to be involved, please get in touch

Why do we exist?

We want to reduce suicides in Gloucestershire. So if you are contemplating suicide, or if you are worried about someone else, these pages are designed to give you access to help and support.

Our key messages

  • Suicide is preventable; help is available and anyone can provide help.
  • It's not unusual to have suicidal thoughts, lots of people have been there and survived.
  • Small actions save lives: just breaking the moment with small talk can help save lives.

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