Suicide prevention and awareness

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The impact of suicide is devastating for families, communities and people involved in someone’s care.

As members of the Zero Suicide Alliance, we believe that suicide is not inevitable. We play a critical role within the communities of Norfolk and Suffolk to do all we can to prevent suicide by working is closely with our partnership organisations to make a difference.

Liz Howlett is our suicide prevention lead. She said: "My job is to look at what we do, what we can learn and if there is anything we could have done better as well as how we can learn when things go right.”

These pages will provide information and support and where to turn to if you feel you need help. That can mean as an individual or the friends or families of someone who may be suicidal.

Getting urgent help

Call our 24 hr mental health crisis line First Response 0808 196 3494.

If you are with someone who has attempted suicide call 999 and stay with them until someone arrives.

If anyone is at a serious risk of immediate self-harm call 999 and ask for police.

The National Suicide Helpline UK also offers a supportive listening service to anyone throughout the UK with thoughts of suicide or thoughts of self harm. They are available 24/7 on 0800 689 5652. 

If you need less urgent help:

Don’t suffer in silence - get help. You could:

Watch our video on suicide awareness and the farming community recorded on 12 October 2021

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