Suicide prevention

Thinking of suicide?


Whatever you're going through, you can call Samaritans any time, from any phone for free.

Call 116 123.


Are you, or is a child or young person under the age of 35 you know not coping with life?

For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINEUK.

They are open 9am to midnight every day (weekends and Bank Holidays included).

Please visit the Papyrus website for information or:


If you are struggling, you can talk to CALM.

Chats are free confidential and anonymous.

Visit the CALM website to learn more or call 0800 58 58 58 (5pm to midnight, 365 days a year).

Your GP

You can also talk to your GP who will be able to refer you to services that can support you.

Support for people bereaved or affected by suicide

If you have been bereaved or affected by suicide, or know somebody else who has, it can be difficult to know where to go for help.

Grief in Pieces

Grief in Pieces is part of Safe Connections: Local Support for People Facing Suicide, operated by Mind in North East London (a partnership of local Minds).

Many people bereaved by suicide find that they need more specific support than that provided for bereavement in general and can find it particularly valuable to make use of support groups and other forms of support and understanding that are especially designed for people bereaved by suicide.

Grief in Pieces offers a range of support for people and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one, friend or colleague to suicide.

Visit the Grief in Pieces website to find out more.

Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP)

SASP offer the Help is at Hand booklet a resource for people bereaved through suicide or other unexplained death, and for those helping them.

At a loss partnered with the Support after Suicide Partnership provides the UK’s bereavement signposting website which can direct you to various types of local support in Havering tailored to who the type of bereavement you are going through and your age.

Go to the SASP website to find local support.

Self-help resources

The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis.

To find out more visit the Stay Alive App website.

Havering Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide is preventable and preventing suicide is everyone’s responsibility.

Training allows people to recognise warning signs and risk factors for suicide, and learn the vulnerable populations who are at greater risk It also ensures that staff are aware of their contribution towards prevention.

Equipping staff with knowledge and skills will also ensure early intervention and support is provided and that those bereaved or affected by suicides receive can be signposted to appropriate support quickly.

If you want to know what to say or what to do when you suspect someone may be at risk of harming themselves, then please look at the information available in our training directory to find out what training is available, including free online training by the Zero Suicide Alliance.

Our suicide prevention training directory is updated once per quarter and new training opportunities are added to the document as they arise.

Havering Suicide Prevention Strategy

Providing the information above are two of the actions that we said we would deliver as part of our Havering Suicide Prevention Strategy.

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