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Familiarise yourself with your confidentiality and safeguarding policies and procedures*. A disclosure of suicidal thoughts or intent may require you to involve other services or other people such as the young persons family and/or colleagues. You will need to inform the young person at risk that you may need to do this.

If the person at risk intends to act on their suicidal thoughts in the near future, it may be appropriate to involve the emergency services to get immediate help.

Your policies and procedures may include referrals to some of the following,

  • A full assessment by staff trained in suicide risk assessment and prevention methods
  • a referral to CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for under 18s) or Adult Mental Health services.
  • A referral to a support worker or equilevant,a nd regular contact maintainted.
  • Appropriate inpatient care in accommodation suitable for the individual’s age group.
  • Advice around how to mange their suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Information on how to access immediate help ina c risis.
  • Information to help them understand how they are feeling and why.
  • Encouragement to seek advice and help from a doctor
  • Details of contacts and organisations which can help such as PAPYRUS

If you do not have a procedure following a disclosure of suicidal thought and/or intent, speak to PAPYRUS for advice and guidance regarding the development of a policy.

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Suicide is the biggest killer of young people - male and female - under 35 in the UK. Many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.

We are the national charity for the prevention of young suicide. We draw from the experience of many who have been touched personally by young suicide across the UK and speak on their behalf in our campaigns and in our work. We need more people who share our aims to join us to strengthen our voice - together we can save young lives.

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PAPYRUS will treat any information given here as confidential and will never use it for marketing purposes. We will store it and use it only to be able to contact our members and supporters and share information with them.

There are many reasons why people join us - for example, they may have been bereaved or affected by suicide in some way, have a professional interest in the area, or want to share their story and raise awareness.
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