Don't Flush Your Life Away
Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression or thoughts of suicide?
You're not on your own, make sure you talk to someone and tell them how you feel.
Get help now: Call 116123
How to get help if you need it
If you or someone you know needs help urgently the best thing to do is to call their GP, or if they are in immediate danger call 999.
The Stay Safe website can help you look after someone who says they feel suicidal, or help you if you have thoughts of suicide. You can complete a safety plan, or get step by step help on how to reassure someone in an emergency situaton.
If you or anyone else you know needs to talk to someone at any time of day or night, Samaritans will listen 24/7 365 days a year. They can be called for free from a landline or mobile on 116 123, you can text them on the same number or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CALM - the Campaign Against Living Miserably has lots of information and advice on how to help a friend in need. Or if you need help yourself you can call the helpline 5pm to midnight 365 days a year for free on 0800 58 58 58.
If you see the ASIST logo anywhere, there will be somebody ready, willing and able to support you by providing suicide first aid.
Are you a young person under 35? If you need some help or support or just need someone to talk to you can call the Papyrus HopeLine on 0800 0684141 or text 07786 209697. They are contactable 10am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends and 2pm-5pm on bank holidays. You can find information on the Mind Your Way website or Kooth.
In a non-crisis situation you can refer yourself and get support online to learn how to cope with mental health from Outlook South West.
For healthy lifestyle advice that can improve your emotional wellbeing, you can get help from Healthy Cornwall by calling 01209 615600 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.
The Mental Health Foundation has 10 top tips for looking after your mental health.
- Keep in touch
- Keep active
- Do something you enjoy
- Talk about your feelings
- Take a break
- Avoid alcohol
- Care for others
- Eat well
- Accept who you are
- Ask for help
Help if you've experienced something traumatic
There are times in our lives when we might see or experience something that is upsetting, frightening, stressful and it might be more upsetting than we first realise. You may see someone take their own life or witness a bad accident or assault. If you need some help to cope, or want to help someone else who might be struggling you can find support on the NHS choices website and on the Royal College of Psychiatrists website.
How can you get involved?
If you would like some posters to display in your workplace, sports club or social place please email email@example.com