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PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide

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PAPYRUS provide confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person by giving them hope struggling with life.

Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
Papyrus HOPElineUK: 0800 068 41 41
Opening times:
See website for details.
Sector:
Public

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Information and support for children, parents, guardians or anyone wanting information about childhood issues.
Talking treatments can help you to overcome emotional difficulties and free yourself from self-destructive ways of feeling thinking and behaving. They work by providing an opportunity for you to talk in a way that assists you to understand yourself better. Having gained this understanding you can work out ways of living your life in a more positive and constructive way. This way of changing your life is very different from using drugs such as tranquillisers and antidepressants which doctors often prescribe for people who are emotionally distressed. These drugs change your mood by affecting the balance of chemicals in your body but do not help you to deal with underlying problems. Counselling is a form of psychological or talking therapy that offers people a chance to change how they feel and to live better.
An emergency contact is usually needed, in case of an incident occuring.
Suicidal feelings are frightening for the person who is experiencing them and for partners family friends and colleagues. Anxiety and confusion about what to do and how to cope add to a distressing situation.
A helpline was originally a telephone service which offers help to those that call. Many helpline services now offer more than telephone support - offering access to information, advice or customer service via telephone, email, web or SMS.
Help and support for young people who have, or know someone who has mental health issues.