Suicide prevention begins by recognising the warning signs and knowing how to address them in a serious manner. These warning signs can derive from a build-up of many issues, if addressed at an early stage prevention methods can be put in place before the thought of suicide comes into action.
- For immediate support the NHS help for suicidal thoughts page provides immediate support for suicidal thoughts: click here.
National Suicide Prevention Alliance
The National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) is a cross-sector, England-wide coalition working reduce suicide in England, click here to find out more.
The Mental Health Foundation
For advice on how to talk to someone you believe may be having suicidal thoughts, and links to helpful podcasts click here.
Stay Alive App
The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide. Click here to find out more and download.
It’s okay not be okay
Working in the farming community can be an isolated, lonely job that can have a negative affect on mental health. There are a variety of charities and support systems offering support to those experiencing hard times as well as supporting family members of those farmers undergoing difficult times. It is important to talk about mental health and raise the awareness of its presence within the farming community.
BBC farmers struggling with mental health: click here to watch video.
Samaritans – Real People, Real Stories campaign
- Real stories from men who have been through tough times, encouraging other men to seek help. Click here to view the campaign.
- If you’re feeling low or struggling to cope, it’s okay. Call Samaritans for free, on 116 123.
For further information and contacts on suicide bereavement, view the section on FarmWell, click here.