Suicide prevention support


If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please make an urgent appointment with your GP or alternatively, you can call Samaritans on their 24 hour helpline on 116 123.

Samaritans (external website)


Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.


Shout 85258

If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, our trained Shout Volunteers are here for you, 24/7 to listen and support you to get to a calmer and safe place.
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text from wherever you are in the UK.

To start a conversation, text the word 'SHOUT' to 85258.


Sane logo


SANE is for anyone affected by suicide or who'd like to know more about it - people who are or have been suicidal, family members and friends, professionals working with those who are or may be suicidal.


Staying Safe from suicidal thoughts

If you’re struggling and you’re not sure if you want to live or die, can you,  just for now hold off making this decision and keep reading and watching the videos for some ideas about how to get through. There may be things that you - and other people - can do to make things better.

Now We’re Talking Together To Prevent Suicide
If you’re feeling overloaded, no matter what your background or situation, we’re here to offer you support.  Don’t feel like you have to struggle alone – talking can help. We have trained staff available 24/7 who can listen to you and provide advice & support.  Calls are free and confidential.


Worcestershire Healthy Minds

Worcestershire Healthy Minds is an information and signposting service for people over the age of 16 who are experiencing problems such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression.


Springfield Mind

In an emergency, if you need to talk to someone urgently outside of our hours of business please call the Mental Health Matters Support line on 0800 616171 or online chat & support Mental health matters (opens in a new window) & select live support.


Worcestershire Safe Haven

Our Safe Haven provides telephone support and face to face appointments to Worcestershire residents who are experiencing mental health crisis.  Offering a listening ear, support and signposting information we help individuals manage the difficult times.  Our service runs 7 days a week 18.00 – 01.00 and is based in Redditch town centre.

  • Telephone: 01905 600400 any day of the week between 6pm and midnight 


Side by Side

Side by Side is a supportive online community where you can feel at home talking about your mental health and connect with others who understand what you are going through.



Qwell is a safe and confidential space to share experiences and gain support from our community and qualified professional.


Free Awareness Training