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HOPELINEUK is a specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to;

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Help & Advice

Where to get help

The doctor (GP) should always be the first port of call. He or she may decide to refer on to a specialist mental health service, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) or Adult Mental Health Services.

Some GP practices have on-site counsellors. Counselling services can be accessed through the NHS or privately. Many schools and colleges have their own counsellors.

The young person may be reluctant to seek help. Offer to go with them or suggest that someone else could go instead. You may want to talk to them about confidentiality beforehand to ascertain whether they are prepared for you to be involved in the sharing of information.

If the young person has been admitted to a hospital Accident & Emergency Department, a psychiatric assessment should take place.

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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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