mental-health-crisis

New, pilot NHS First Response Service (FRS), across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, provides 24-hour access, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to mental health care, advice, support and treatment.

By calling 111, and selecting option 2, you will be put through to a member of the FRS who will speak to you and discuss your current mental health needs.

 Most suicides are preventable. You can help. Please make the STOP Suicide Pledge.

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

This campaign started life as an NHS England-funded pilot and is now continuing via other funding streams. It is being led by the charities Mind in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough & Fenland Mind and Lifecraft, supported by local NHS and Public Health teams.

It will involve general awareness raising about suicide, specialist training for non-mental health professionals working / volunteering within our communities and a public campaign to encourage sign up to the STOP Suicide Pledge for organisations and individuals.

Suicide is everybody’s business. Please work with us to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough a suicide-safer community.

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Depression is a treatable condition. For signs and symptoms, click here

Have you been bereaved by suicide? If so please click here for information and support.

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Warning Signs

Not everyone who thinks about suicide will tell someone and there are some people who give no indication at all of their intention. However, there are warning signs that we can all look out for. These include, if a person is:

  • Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide.
  • Actively looking for ways to kill themselves.
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Suddenly very much ‘recovered’ after a period of depression.
  • Visiting or calling people unexpectedly to say goodbye either directly or indirectly.
  • Making arrangements; setting their affairs in order.
  • Giving things away, such as prized possession

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Five ways to wellbeing

We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health – and there are five simple things we can build into our lives to help us stay mentally well. Click here to find out more.

Campaign Makers

We are looking for an army of Campaign Makers to help us spread the STOP Suicide message. All you need to do is help us distribute posters and resources within your local community. If you’re interested please email us.

Campaign Maker Jess Davis

“Last year, whilst going through a significantly difficult period with regard to my own mental health, I was hugely empowered by the work of Mind and other mental health charities. As a result I have since been on a personal journey, fuelled by my determination to break down the stigma in our society and to encourage those in need to reach out. I decided I wanted to actively participate in mental health promotion and support and became a Campaign Maker for the STOP Suicide Campaign, developed by the amazing Aly & Dom at Mind in Cambridgeshire. Being involved in the campaign was incredibly interesting and rewarding, and enabled me to connect with my local community via social media, by distributing posters and leaflets in the surrounding area, as well as spreading awareness further via friends and family. I urge people to get involved!”
Jess Davis

Helplines

Samaritans

116 123 (Freephone, 24 hour helpline)
www.samaritans.org
jo@samaritans.org

Lifeline

Cambridgeshire helpline
0808 808 2121 (Freephone) 7pm – 11pm every night

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

A charity dedicated to preventing male suicides
0800 58 58 58 (5pm  – midnight every day)
 07537 404717 (SMS)
www.thecalmzone.net

Papyrus

Advice for young people at risk of suicide
0800 068 4141 (helpline 10am – 10pm, Monday – Friday and 2pm – 5pm, weekends and bankholidays)
07786 209697 (SMS)
www.papyrus-uk.org
pat@paprus-uk.org

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

For those personally affected by suicide
0300 111 5065 (9am to 9pm)
www.uk-sobs.org.uk
sobs.admin@care4free.net