6. Getting additional help for someone
Depending on the needs of the person you’re supporting, they might find different services useful. Sometimes, it can be important to recognise the limit of the support you can offer as a friend, and reach out for professional help.
Where to get help
We’re here to listen, no pressure judgement, any time of the day or night. They can call us for free on 116 123, or email us on [email protected]. They might also find it useful to watch and read stories of people who have recovered from suicidal attempts and suicidal feelings.
If someone is feeling suicidal it is a good idea for them to talk to a doctor, who can suggest therapy and/or medication that might be helpful. They can find their local GP practice using the links below, depending on where they are living. Some GP practices offer emergency appointments.
In the UK, you can call NHS 111 by dialling 111 if the person you’re with is unwell or hurt but in a way that is not life-threatening.