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World Suicide Prevention Day

 Working together to help prevent suicide

A range of initiatives designed to reduce suicides among service users at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) have been introduced as part of a continuing drive to cut the number of people who take their own lives.

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 Innovative partnership hailed a success

An innovative partnership which is ensuring that people in east Suffolk can access additional out-of-hours support when they are at their most vulnerable has been hailed a success.

​The pilot project has seen Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) join forces with the Samaritans to provide a listening service to people who may need additional emotional support. 

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 New initiative helps spread a message of hope

People who are contemplating suicide are being offered a powerful message of hope from others who have been in the same position as part of a new initiative designed to encourage them to stop, wait and talk while showing that someone cares.

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 Working together to make Suffolk Lives Matter

​More than 400 people have been trained to prevent suicide and 150 have become “Suffolk Life Savers” as part of a far-reaching campaign to reduce the number of people in the county who take their own lives.

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 Men's mental health project hailed a success

A targeted project designed to encourage more men to ask for help with mental health issues has been hailed a success after playing a key role in raising awareness of the importance of safeguarding emotional wellbeing.

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 My story: Change how we talk about suicide

A widow who began running a support group for people affected by suicide following the death of her husband has urged people to think carefully about the terminology they use when talking about death for the sake of loved ones who are left behind.

To read more, click here.


 My story: People do not know what to say

​A Suffolk man whose wife took her own life after suffering with depressive episodes has urged society to play a bigger role in helping bereaved families and friends by being more willing to talk about suicide.

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 My story: Give people the chance to talk

​​A Norfolk father-of-two who attempted to take his own life while in the grip of a deep depression has shared his story in the hope of helping others and breaking down some of the stigma which still exists around mental health issues.

To read more, click here​.


 Need help?

Wellbeing Norfolk and Suffolk provide a range of support for people with common mental health and emotional issues, such as low mood, depression or stress. The service aims to work with people to help them make changes to improve their wellbeing and quality of life before they reach crisis point. 

For more information, call 0300 123 1503 or visit

​If you need someone to talk to, you can call The Samaritans on 116 123. For more information, visit ​​the Samaritans' website here.

For further advice and to find out about the support that NSFT can offer, visit the Help in a crisis page here​.​

To find out more about the Zero Suicide Alliance, click here.

To find out more about National Suicide Prevention Alliance, click here.

Download this leaflet which offers support and advice for those who may have suicide on their mindWhen suicide is on your mind.pdf

Download this leaflet for information if you loved one is suicidal and receiving our servicesInformation leaflet for those whose loved ones are suicidal.pdf