World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th September
Published: 6 September 2021
Metal health can affect us all.
Friday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day, and we want to bring attention to the wide range of mental health advice and support available in Derby and Derbyshire.
Every year, one in four people in the UK will suffer a mental health problem, such as anxiety and depression, according to the Mental Health Foundation, and sadly a number of cases result in suicide.
The effects of suicide can be devastating and long-lasting, with friends, family and colleagues feeling the impact.
Across Derby, there is a far-reaching network of services available for mental health support and guidance.
Relate Derby – Commissioned by NHS England to provide immediate access to free counselling for Derby and Derbyshire residents.
Derbyshire Mental Health Support Line – A 24 hour, freephone service for anyone living in Derbyshire, run by the NHS and partners.
Suicide Prevention Support – A new programme to help organisations take action on mental health and suicide prevention launching in October.
The Tomorrow Project - A Derbyshire-based support project offering a suicide crisis service and a police-referral suicide bereavement service for those left behind.
Every Mind Matters- Expert advice and practical tips from the NHS to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
There are also a number of national helplines available:
- Anxiety UK run a live chat and helpline
- OCD Action run Skype and phone support groups
- MIND has a helpline and a text chat number
- You can also contact the Samaritans at any time, on any day
If you, or someone you know, are struggling, there are several things that you can do:
- Speak to a friend, family member or someone you trust
- Call the Samaritans 24-hour support service on 116 123
- Contact NHS 111
- Call the Derbyshire Mental Health support line on 0800 028 0077.
- Make an urgent appointment to see your GP
- Go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department and talk to the crisis team there.