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If your needs are urgent

If you are at risk of harm to yourself or others and need help from a mental health professional, then you should go to the nearest hospital A&E department and ask for a mental health worker to see you.

If you are not at immediate risk, make an appointment to see your GP.

They will help you to access the best service to meet your needs.

If you, or someone you know, are struggling to cope it’s important to ask for support. It’s especially important if you feel desperate, are having thoughts of suicide or feel unable to keep yourself safe.

Find the best crisis service for you

Situation

Crisis service

You need immediate medical help, or you've harmed yourself and need urgent medical attention.

Hospital Accident and Emergency

Call: 999

You are at risk of harm to yourself or others and need help from a mental health professional, especially if you are having suicidal thoughts and are at risk of taking your own life

Go to the nearest Hospital Accident and Emergency department and ask for a mental health worker to see you.

You need support for your mental health, but there’s no immediate danger to your safety or the safety of others.

Make a GP appointment as soon as possible

You need to talk to someone right away about how you're feeling.

Listening services, telephone support, websites:

Greater Manchester Mental Health Crisis Line - Telephone: 0800 953 0285

Shining a Light on Suicide

Samaritans -
Telephone: 116 123

Mind

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably – for men aged 15-35)
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58

PAPYRUS – (Prevention of Young Suicide)
HOPELineUK: 0800 068 41 41

You need support, and you are already in contact with your local mental health services.

Contact your mental health practitioner

Bereavement Service

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service

Telephone: 0161 983 0902

Supporting someone feeling suicidal

There are different reasons why someone might experience suicidal feelings. There may be an obvious cause, such as a particular event or problem. It may also be because of a combination of different factors. There may also be no obvious reason. Suicidal feelings may appear suddenly or develop gradually over time. See the Shining a Light on Suicide site for more information.

For more information you can download our pocket guide.

What we are doing

All public sector partners in Salford are working together to address the devastating impact that suicide has on families and communities and ensure that suicide should always be considered an avoidable occurrence.

Our plans are outlined in the Salford Suicide Prevention Strategy. We will update the Salford strategy in line with the national strategy due to be released this year.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about the Partners in Salford please let us know

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