The helpline is available for young people who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or for anyone concerned that a young person is thinking about suicide.
HOPELINEUK advisers work with both concerned others and young people to understand why these thoughts of suicide might be present. They also want to provide a safe space to talk through anything happening in a young person’s life that could be impacting on themselves or anyone else’s ability to stay safe.
The helpline is targeted at:
- Children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide
- Anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide
HOPELINEUK advisers are all trained to help you focus on staying safe from suicide. Their training enables them to provide advice and support that may help you to move forward and stay alive.
If you are concerned that a young person is feeling suicidal, advisers can support you to start a conversation about suicide and explore options of how best to support them.
If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be, you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.
Call: 0800 068 4141
Text: 07860 039 967
Opening hours: 9am – midnight every day of the year (Weekends and Bank Holidays included)
For further information and resources, please see the links below:
Education and training courses: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/education-and-training/
Bedtime Stories – Highlighting the dangers of online bullying: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/bedtime-stories/bedtime-stories-chapter-two/