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Word On Suicide Prevention

Our grateful thanks to the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)  & the Samaritans,  for their contribution to our on-air report which you can hear again via the audio link further down this page.  

FURTHER HELP AND SUPPORT

Time to Change Campaign  is England's biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.  www.time-to-change.org.uk

MIND Provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. www.mind.org.uk

Rethink Mental Illness Help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes and changing lives. www.rethink.org

Mental Health Foundation  Committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and help everyone lead mentally healthier lives.   www.mentalhealth.org.uk

SANE SANE is a UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness. www.sane.org.uk

PANDAS Foundation  Offers support to families suffering from pre (antenatal) and postnatal depression. www.pandasfoundation.org.uk

Richmond Fellowship
  Working towards a society that values everyone with mental health problems.www.richmondfellowship.org.uk

Together  is a national charity working alongside people with mental health issues on their journey towards independent and fulfilling lives. www.together-uk.org

Young Minds  is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional well being and mental health of children and young people.  www.youngminds.org.uk

Bipolar UK dedicated to supporting individuals living with bipolar, their families and carers. www.bipolaruk.org.uk  

Action on Depression is the only national Scottish organisation working with and for people affected by depression. www.actionondepression.org

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide  aims to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.www.uk-sobs.org.uk

Console dedicated to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention service. www.consolecounselling.co.uk

PAPYRUS (prevention of young suicide) working to reduce stigma, raise awareness, provide support services and campaign on issues surrounding suicide. www.papyrus-uk.org

The British Psychological Society – The Society and its members develop, promote and apply psychology for the public good. www.bps.org.uk

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy  www.bacp.co.uk

Childline  A free and confidential 24 hour help line for children available on 0800 1111 You can contact ChildLine about anything. No problem is too big or too small."Whatever your worry it’s better out than in. There are several ways you can get in touch with us, which you can find out more about on the website’’ www.childline.org.uk

Nightline – Nightlines provide emotional support to students in distress."Our phones are manned throughout the night during term time when other specialist university welfare services are closed. Now operating at over 90 universities and colleges, each individual Nightline is run by students for students at their university. Nightline is confidential and anonymous; students don't have to tell us anything about themselves, not even their name." www.nightline.ac.uk

Wish  a user-led charity working with women with mental health needs in prison, hospital and the community. www.womenatwish.org.uk

Stem4 is a charity dedicated to improving teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage. www.stem4.org.uk

B-eat  provides information, help and support for people affected by eating disorders. www.b-eat.co.uk

MGEDT (Men Get Eating Disorders Too)  is dedicated to representing and supporting the needs of men with eating disorders. www.mengetedstoo.co.uk

Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC) – Our vision is to see all those affected by eating disorders being supported with kindness, no judgment, a listening ear and encouragement, along the journey to full recovery. www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

BODY actively celebrates individuality and strives to help those with body disorders. www.bodycharity.pride-park.com

Syeda supports anyone affected by an eating disorder. www.syeda.org.uk 

Eating Disorder Support   www.eatingdisorderssupport.co.uk

Action on Addiction The only charity working across the addiction field in research, prevention, treatment, professional education, support for families and children and campaigns. www.actiononaddiction.org.uk

FRANK  A friendly, confidential drug advice service, dedicated to providing information about drugs and support for people affected by the influence of drugs. www.talktofrank.com

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  Concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help. www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Narcotics Annonymous  a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. www.ukna.org 

Blue Star Foundation  Oniomania, compulsive shopping or what's more commonly referred to as shopping addiction, is perhaps the most socially reinforced of the behavioral addictions.  We aim to raise awareness and provide helpful information for sufferers. www.bluestarfoundation.com.au

Sex Addicts Anonymous UK (SAA)  SAA is a group of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other for the purpose of finding freedom from addictive sexual behaviour and helping others recover from sex addiction. www.saa-recovery.org.uk

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