In an emergency go to a Hospital A&E
Call 999 if you can’t get to A&E – The call is free. Explain what is happening to you. You can stay on the line while you wait for help to arrive.If you or someone you know needs urgent help

Mindline phone:01823 276892 or freephone: 08001381692
Crisis Safe Space – Instead of going to A&E, making an urgent doctor’s appointment or suffering in silence, you can visit one of our offices across Somerset in Bridgwater, Yeovil, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Wells and Glastonbury. Phone: 01823276892 before though so we know that you are coming. For further information visit: Crisis Safe Space – Mind in Somerset

Suicide is everybody’s business is the message from the Somerset Suicide Prevention Partnership Group.

The Suicide Prevention Partnership Group is a multi-agency forum of over twenty different organisations from the statutory and voluntary sector. It leads this work locally. The group is responsible for the delivery of the Somerset Suicide Prevention Strategy and Action Plan, which focuses on the local areas for action.

Suicide can affect anybody and there isn’t a community in Somerset where people haven’t been touched by suicide.

Whether a hospital staff member or an owner of a local shop, we can all make a difference in reaching out and offering support to those in need. We know that if someone is having suicidal thoughts, receiving support from someone else can make a big difference.

Only a minority of people, who complete suicide, are known to mental health services.

We need to raise awareness. It’s time to talk about suicide. It’s time to say, let’s talk. We need to spread the message that talking to someone in distress won’t make the situation worse. #letskeeptalking #starttheconversation

Support if you have been affected by suicide

Suicide Bereavement Support
: 03003 305463 – Open 24/7

National listening helplines

Phone: 116 123 – Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Papyrus – Support line for young people at risk of suicide
Phone: 0800 068 41 41 – Various opening hours

Calm – Men’s Helpline
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 – Open 5pm to Midnight

Other helpful resources
Media reporting guidelines – Samaritans reporting of suicide media guidelines. Samaritans’ Media Guidelines
Training – Suicide prevention training can be found on our training offer page (link to training offer)

Online resources – Preventing suicide together – NSPA
Help is at Hand.pdf (
R;pple App

Last reviewed: April 28, 2022 by James

Next review due: October 28, 2022

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