During challenging times, you or someone you know may be experiencing distress and suicidal thoughts. It can be hard to talk about your feelings, especially when you are feeling this way, but reaching out to those around you, or to the helplines listed on the pages below, is an important step in managing and overcoming these feelings.
These pages provide information and guidance to help support yourself or others who may be experiencing suicidal feelings:
- Preventing Self Harm and Suicide in Children and Young People
- I’m Worried about Self-Harm: Information for Young People and Parents/Carers
- Starting the Conversation
- Suicide Safety Plan
- Coping with Suicidal Thoughts
- Supporting Autistic Children and Young People Through Crisis
- When a Suicide Happens – Planning and Guidance for Education and Other Professionals
United to Prevent Suicide
United to Prevent Suicide is a social movement of people from all across Scotland, we are united in a shared belief that each and every one of us has a role to play in preventing suicide.
Better Tomorrow – made for young people, shaped and informed by young people – encourages anyone to talk, listen and support each other through the bad days to help prevent suicide. Find resources, advice and hear other people’s experiences.
Choose Life – The Art of Conversation: A Guide to Talking about Suicide
Click here for a list of local and national organisations