Supporting someone with suicidal thoughts

Organisation: Samaritans

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If you think someone is in immediate danger, the quickest way to get help is to call an ambulance on 999.

It can be difficult to know what to do if a colleague tells you they are having suicidal thoughts. What you can do, however, is provide a supportive presence, free of judgment.

This guide from Samaritans outlines the steps you can take to help. It offers advice on how to listen, setting up a safety plan, and where to turn for additional help if you need support. You will learn how often you should check in on the person, how you can keep the conversation ongoing, and tips on creating a supportive network around them.

It also includes information on looking after your own wellbeing if someone discloses suicidal thoughts to you.

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