Are you worried about someone? It can be difficult and upsetting if you care about someone who is struggling with their mental health. Search for sources of support and advice: http://www.stopsuicidenenc.org/visitor/concerned/ @StopSuicideNENC
If you just need someone to talk to, don’t suffer in silence. @Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 at any time. More sources of support on the @StopSuicideNENC website: www.stopsuicidenenc.org
The local mental health Crisis Team, part of Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, can be contacted on 0303 123 1145. The team operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. However, the crisis team does not provide an ’emergency’ service such as a 999 response.
There are further support networks for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts:
and for those who have been affected by someone else’s suicide:
Your GP is also there to listen and help find services to support you.