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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Adults Mental Health Support

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Suicide Support

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Samaritans - (Self-Refer) -Whatever you're going through, call us free any time, from any phone on 116 123. We're here round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call us on the phone. This number is FREE to call. We’re there for people when they need us, which could be any time of day or night. People talk to us for as long as they like, as many times as they like. We don't rush, interrupt or push anyone out of the door. We let people lead the conversation at their own pace. There's no waiting lists, and no assessments.

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Help is at Hand  - A booklet specifically written for those bereaved by suicide by those who have also been affected by suicide. The booklet gives practical information as well as details of further support.

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STOP Suicide – CPSL Mind’s STOP Suicide is an award-winning suicide prevention campaign which reaches across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It seeks to empower communities and individuals to help stop suicides by being alert to warning signs, asking directly about suicide and helping those who are feeling suicidal to stay safe. 

You can find information on how to support others and manage suicidal thoughts yourself on their website and there are voluntary opportunities to get involved with campaigning.

Help is at Hand logo Support After Suicide - We are a special interest group of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance who focuses on supporting those bereaved or affected by suicide.

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First Response Service (Self-Refer) - A 24-hour service for people in a mental health crisis, you can access this by dialing 111 and then choosing option 2. This service is for anyone, of any age, living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (for some areas like Wisbech you will need to ask for option 2 when you get through to a provider who will pass you on). The phone will be answered by a trained mental health professional who will be able to listen to your concerns and help you get the support you need. They can offer advice over the phone, put you in contact with the crisis services or even refer you to a Sanctuary - safe places run by Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind).

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Lifecraft Suicide Bereavement Support Service - (Self-Refer) - The service aims to ensure information and access to support is available to those bereaved by suicide. The service is available to family and friends in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area.

Lifeline - (Self-Refer) - Lifeline is a free, confidential and anonymous telephone helpline service that is available from 7.00pm – 11.00pm 365 days of the year, you can call it on 0808 808 2121. The Line provides listening support and information to someone experiencing mental distress or if you are supporting someone in distress.


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