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World Suicide Prevention Day

What is World Suicide Prevention Day?

Every year Oxfordshire Mind joins charities, organisations and communities around the world in coming together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.

When is it?

World Suicide Prevention Suicide Day is on the 10th September.

Why is it important?

In 2019, in the UK and Republic of Ireland, more than 5,316 people died of suicide. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy.

And we know that suicide is preventable, it’s not inevitable.

If you’re feeling like you want to die, it’s important to tell someone.

Help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.

Samaritans – for everyone
Call 116 123
Email jo@samaritans.org

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – for men
Call 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight every day
Visit the webchat page

Papyrus – for people under 35
Call 0800 068 41 41 – Monday to Friday 9am to 10pm, weekends and bank holidays 2pm to 10pm
Text 07860 039967
Email pat@papyrus-uk.org

Childline – for children and young people under 19
Call 0800 1111 – the number will not show up on your phone bill

Safe Haven Oxford and Banbury – If you experience mental health crisis at the weekend, you can get support. Open every day from 6pm until 10pm – if you need support please call or email ahead using following referral details (open from 5pm, last entry 9pm.)
Call 01865 903 037 (Oxford) or 01295 270004 (Banbury)
Email oxonsafehaven@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk (Oxford) or banburysafehaven@oxfordshiremind.org.uk (Banbury)