For World Suicide Prevention Day 2016 the NSPA and its members produced ‘save this card’ z-cards with tips on how to look after yourself and how to look out for your mates.
This booklet, created by the Mental Health Foundation, aims to help you understand more about self-harm and what to do if you are worried about yourself or someone else. It explains what self-harm is, what to do if you or someone you know is self-harming, and how to get help.
This guide has been developed, by researchers at the University of Oxford, through talking to parents and carers of young people, and is aimed at helping parents, carers, other family members and friends cope when a young person is self-harming. It includes information on the nature and causes of self-harm, how to support a young person when facing this problem and what help is available.
Suicide is when someone purposely ends their own life. This factsheet, written by Rethink Mental Illness, looks at why someone might think about suicide and how you can help them.
Losing someone you care about to suicide is devastating and can make you feel many different ways. This factsheet, written by Rethink Mental Illness, looks at what support is available when someone you know has taken their own life. It also provides information about investigations that may happen after someone has taken their own life.
This booklet from Mind explains how to support someone who feels suicidal, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.
For more prevention information on this subject from Mind, visit their website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helping-someone-else/supporting-someone-who-feels-suicidal
This booklet from Mind is for anyone experiencing suicidal feelings. It explains what suicidal feelings are, why you might feel that way, how you can help yourself cope right now, and in the long-term.
For more prevention information on this subject from Mind, visit their website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/suicidal-feelings/
Short leaflet to provide guidance on what you could say or do if you are worried that someone may be thinking about suicide.
This resource was developed at the University of Exeter Medical School in collaboration with The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities and originally produced by Devon County Council.
This short postvention guide, developed at UCL, is aimed at helping people reach out and offer support to someone bereaved by suicide.
A postvention support guide for people affected by suicide, with both emotional and practical support. People who have been bereaved by suicide used their experiences to lead the revision of this resource.