We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

You don’t need to be a therapist to help someone and to potentially save their life. Many of those with suicidal thoughts want to be heard. They want to know that they are heard without judgement. Reaching out to someone who you suspect might be suicidal can make them feel less alone. Showing you care and being kind can make a real difference to someone’s day. 

Put an End to the Shame and Guilt 

One of the most important things you can do is to encourage open discussion. Don’t speak in whispers about mental health, talk openly about it. When you do, it’s likely that you and those around you will find it easier to talk about anything that’s bothering them. 

In an Emergency

If you think someone is in immediate danger, call 999. If you feel like you’re in immediate danger of suicide, please call 999.

If the threat is not imminent, try to encourage the other person to seek help.

Ask if They’re Suicidal

It’s ok to ask someone if they are suicidal. Asking someone this question won’t make them suicidal. You might be the first person to show that you care, this can really make a difference.

Remember Men and Minorities

It’s important that you remember men and minorities are much less likely to seek help. This means they have an increased risk of suicide.

Talk About Hopelessness and Helplessness

If someone is feeling completely hopeless or helpless, it can indicate that they feel unable to make any positive changes. These feelings can be a result of depression or a traumatic event. In addition to feeling hopeless or helpless, they might be pretending to feel ok, day after day.  This can be exhausting for them, which means they could be spending a lot of time at home so they don’t have to pretend quite so much.

If you think someone is in immediate danger, call 999. If you feel like you’re in immediate danger of suicide, please call 999.

Helplines:

  • Samaritans: 116 123, email jo@samaritans.org
  • Childline – for people under the age of 19 – Phone: 0800 068 41 41
  • SOS Silence of Suicide – 0300 1020 505, email support@sossilenceofsuicide.org
  • Shout Crisis Text Line – text “SHOUT” to 85258
  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger – for people under the age of 19 – text “YM” to 85258

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk