Services available for those affected by suicide

Services available for those affected by suicide

A range of services is available in Blackburn with Darwen for those who have been bereaved by suicide.

https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/suicide/bereaved

This includes:

A range of services is available in Blackburn with Darwen for those who have been bereaved by suicide.

AMPARO

AMPARO offers emotional and practical support for those affected by a suspected suicide (family members, friends or colleagues).

  • Email: amparo.service@listening-ear.co.uk
  • Phone: 0330 088 9255
  • Website: listening-ear.co.uk/amparo

Papyrus

Papyrus offers support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.

  • Telephone: 0800 068 41 41
  • Text: 07786 209697
  • Available: Monday to Friday, 10am til 10pm. Saturday and Sunday, 2pm til 10pm. Bank holidays, 2pm til 5pm

East Lancashire Hospice

East Lancashire Hospice offer bereavement support on a one-to-one or drop in basis, for those bereaved under any circumstances.

  • Email: info@eastlancshospice.org.uk
  • Phone: 01254 287000
  • Website: eastlancshospice.org.uk/bereavement-support-service

There are also a range of services available if you are struggling with your own mental health.

Togetherall

Togetherall  is an anonymous, online mental health support service accessible to over 16s across BWD.

Website: togetherall.com | Available: 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Samaritans

Samaritans provide a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them.

  • Telephone: 116 123
  • Availability: 24 hours a day, every day of the year
  • Website: samaritans.org

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) Mental Health Crisis Line

If you need urgent help as you are in mental health distress, then there is always someone you can call.

The Mental Health Crisis line is staffed by trained mental health professionals who are able to provide assessment and referrals to appropriate services – ring it if you need to access services or for advice about someone who needs treatment/support.

Telephone: 0800 953 0110 | Available: 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) Wellbeing and Mental Health text service 

A confidential and anonymous service that aims to support the people of Lancashire and South Cumbria’s wellbeing and mental health by providing emotional support to people who prefer to communicate by text.

Website: lscft.nhs.uk/texting-service Text HELLO to: 07860 022846

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) Wellbeing and Mental Health Line 

The Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline is a freephone, out of hours, person-centred listening environment for people requiring emotional support in relation to their own mental health or that of someone they know.

Telephone: 0800 915 4640 Available: Monday – Friday 7pm until 11pm. Saturday – Sunday 12pm until Midnight.

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