It can be really difficult to know what to do if you're worried about someone's mental health. Many people suffer with their mental health for a range of reasons, but it is important to know that there is support available.
Talking to someone about how they feel, or encouraging them to reach for support are some ways you can help.
Here is some more advice for everyone:
Download the Stay Alive app (available on Google Play or the app store)
This app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide. In addition to the resources, the app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a LifeBox where you can store photos that are important to you. You can also read the tips on how to stay grounded when you’re feeling overwhelmed, try the guided-breathing exercises and support your own wellness by creating your own interactive Wellness Plan.
The app links you directly to local and national crisis resources, so you won't need to carry around slips of paper with contact details on, it's all stored there within the app. If the resource isn't listed, simply add in your own.
Watch the 'save a life' suicide prevention training video
This is free training for anyone who is feeling suicidal or is worried about anyone else who is feeling suicidal and gives you help, advice and teaches you the vital lifesaving skills needed to help anyone who is feeling suicidal. Over 231,923 people have accessed this course already.
Hub of Hope
The Hub of Hope is a first of its kind, national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place. Just type in your post code and it will identify key organisations and support in your area.