Suicide Support for Suicidal Ideation

Suicide is the most common cause of death of people below 50 years old in the UK.

It is estimated that 1 in 10,000 people die each year due to suicide.

Suicidal feelings may be triggered by an underlying mental health issue, traumatic or difficult events, or even certain medications including anti-depressant medication.

Suicide is the worst permanent solution to what can be a temporary problem. There are better options.

Download the MMH Workplace Guidance for Suicidal Ideation

Click on the file to download the MMH Workplace Guidance for Suicidal Ideation, or contact us using the form below to order printed booklets for your organisation.

If life is at risk right now

If you are about to attempt suicide or have seriously harmed yourself, please

It is important that you ask for help. Nobody will mind helping.

They won’t know you’re suffering until you tell them.

If suicidal thoughts are causing problems

If suicidal thoughts are causing problems for you or someone know, it is important to get help.

Good places to get professional help include:

  • Health support provided by your organisations.
  • NHS, including GPs or local Talk Therapy services.
  • Private psychologist, psychiatrist, counsellor or psychotherapists. There are over 400 different types of mental health therapy, so many people test and learn until they find the one that is right for them.
  • Specialist charities, such as:
    • Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).
      Call 0800 58 58 58 (17:00 to 00:00)
    • National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK.
      Call 0800 689 5652 (any time)
    • Samaritans
      Call 116 123 (any time)
    • SANEline
      Call 0300 304 7000 (16:30 to 22:30)
    • Shout
      Text SHOUT to 85258

Organisational Controls for Suicidal Ideation

As part of the MMH framework, we focus on the importance of management controls and preventative measures, to help reduce the risk of emergency situations.

Key aspects of the MMH framework that can help reduce the risk of emergencies related to suicidal ideation in your organisation include:

  • Culture
  • Key roles and responsibilities
  • Training (generalist, managers and specialists)
  • Available options to gain help – signposting
  • Awareness materials

Click the links to find out more about the MMH Framework and MMH Framework training.

Contact Us

We care about your health, but we are not equipped or trained to help people considering suicide. Please use the contact list above if you need help. It is very important to get the right professional help.

For information about less urgent matters or to order copies of the MMH Workplace Guidance for Suicidal Ideation, please contact us here:

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