If you have hurt yourself or you are in immediate danger ring 999 in an emergency or attend the nearest hospital for urgent help. If you live in Bolton you can contact the mental health crisis helpline for free on 0800 953 0285. It is available any time, day or night if you feel your mental health is beginning to suffer.
There are also other ways in which you can receive support:
The Mix provide some great online advice for young people under 25 about coping with suicidal thoughts or how to help someone else who’s struggling with them.
Childline provide online advice on how you can get support for suicidal thoughts including speaking to someone, creating a safety plan and top tips that can help.
Staying Safe have a page dedicated to creating an online safety plan. You can also download and print off the document to write on.
Shining a Light on Suicide is a Greater Manchester Campaign launched in 2019 to reduce the stigma around suicide and encourage everyone to talk openly about suicide, suicidal thoughts and suicide bereavement.
The mental health charity Mind explain what suicidal feelings are, what may cause you to feel suicidal and what you can do to get help.
Young Minds have produced an online guide for children and young people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts.
An animation created by Every Mind Matters about how young people can deal with unhelpful thoughts.
An animation developed by Childline aimed at children and young people to provide ideas about coping with suicidal thoughts.
Every Mind Matters have produced a 2 minute video on how to do a mindful breathing exercise to help you feel more calm and present.
Papyrus have produced a document focusing on apps that can support your mental health such as Calm Harm, Stay Alive and Moodometer.
Papyrus have developed a stay safe plan for children and young people.
Papyrus have pulled together a range of coping strategies as a starting point which may help you when you’re faced with overwhelming feelings and emotions.
Papyrus have suggested a range of distraction techniques for young people experiencing thoughts of suicide
Students Against Depression have created a worksheet to help young people make more sense of their suicidal thoughts and learn strategies to cope with them.
Shout have created a downloadable workbook full of coping methods for anyone struggling with their mental health.