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Suicide Awareness at Christmas
The holidays can be a difficult time of year, particularly if you are grieving.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, it is important that you tell someone. Don't try to struggle through the holiday period alone - there are many people you can speak to who will be able to help you.

The below organisations can offer help and support if you're feeling down:

Mind
MindInfoline: 0300 123 3393
mind.org.uk

Samaritans
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 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 5pm
Text 07860 039967
Email pat@papyrus-uk.org

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

Age UK
0800 678 1602
Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year.

You could also try speaking to family or friends about how you are feeling, they may be able to offer support.

You can call your GP and ask for an emergency appointment, call the NHS 111 service or contact your mental health crisis team if you have one.

If you are struggling with grief during the Christmas period, read our post on Coping with grief at Christmas