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. 

Talk to someone now - call Samaritans on 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 situation. 

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

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. 

Young People 

Are you a young person under 35? If you need some help or support or just need someone to talk to you can call;

Papyrus HopeLine
Call them 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.

Kernow Connect
Kernow Connect offers universal, targeted and specialist support for young people aged 11 to 19 or up to 25 with SEND.

For further information call 01872 321486 or email 


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.

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