I Need HelpWe all deserve to enjoy life and feel good about ourselves. Sometimes however life can be tough.

Whether you’re feeling great and want to stay that way, you’re a bit fed up; or you’re struggling to manage your feelings, this site has links to information and tips ranging from how to boost your mood, to where to get help if you’re unable to cope.

The site has been developed for people living in Warrington, so some of the services are for local people only. The words Localservice2 indicate which services are aimed at Warrington residents. Many of the links are for national sites however, so the information will be relevant wherever in England you live.

So that it's easier for you to find what you're looking for, we've divided the site into different sections.

Click the blue buttons above to find information that's right for you.

If you need help right now, click "I need urgent help" above.


World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

Monday 10 September 2018 is World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). This year’s theme “working together to prevent suicide”  encourages us all to play a part and make a difference. It emphasises that suicide is often preventable and that by listening, challenging stigma, educating ourselves and working together, we can all help to save lives.

Free suicide prevention resources

Below are links to materials you can download for free, to help you raise awareness, challenge stigma, and signpost people to support around WSPD:

Stepping Up Flowchart, identifying suicide risk and keeping people safe Localresource
This flowchart was developed by Warrington’s Public Health Team, for frontline workers in Warrington. The flowchart guides you through possible questions to ask, if you’re concerned someone might be feeling suicidal. It also includes an explanation of the key routes into local mental health support services.

The aims of the flowchart are to help identify when people might need intensive mental health support. Also to help people stay safe by raising awareness of support available within Warrington. To download a PDF of the flowchart click here.

Time to Change
Time to Change, the national anti-stigma campaign, offers a wide range of downloadable resources, some can even be customized for your own event. The range of resources includes, anti-stigma materials for schools and workplaces, as well as posters, screen savers, postcards, bunting, email signatures and social media images.

PAPYRUS’ work focuses on preventing young suicide. The website has a section with resources which can be downloaded. The downloads include: a suicide safety plan, details of how to create a hope box, suggested distraction techniques, tips on how to start a conversation about suicide, colouring sheets and a suicide prevention guide for schools.

Information booklets and support guides

The national charity Mind, provides information on a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. Two of the booklets, relate to suicide. These booklets can be downloaded, using the links below:

Zero Suicide Alliance 
The Zero Suicide Alliance offers a free, online, suicide prevention training session. The online training is open to everyone and takes about 20 minutes.

The site also has a range of resources you can download for print, or social media. These resources include posters, social media images, and email signatures. The two booklets below can be downloaded from this page:

  • Are you having suicidal thoughts
  • Talking to someone who might be suicidal

Connecting With People 
Connecting with People has developed three booklets, in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The aim of the booklets is to help people stay safe and cope. The booklets listed below can be downloaded from this page.

  • Feeling on the edge: helping you through it for people at A&E due to self-harm or suicidal thoughts
  • Feeling overwhelmed: helping you stay safe for anyone who’s struggling to cope
  • U Can Cope to help young people develop the ability to cope

Support After Suicide 
This site brings together a range of resources for people who have been bereaved or affected by suicide. Two of the resources are the support guides below. Both booklets can be downloaded from the Support After Suicide site. Free hard copies of Help is at Hand can also be ordered, using the link above.

  • Help is at Hand: support after someone may have died by suicide
  • Finding the Words: how to support someone who has been bereaved and affected by suicide

For details of other support for bereaved people:

  1. Click the blue button “adults click here” above.
  2. Scroll down to the dark heading “Information and support”.
  3. Then click the heading “Organisations offering bereavement support”.

Some of the services listed in this section specialise in supporting people bereaved by suicide.

Keep Safe Plans

Some people find it helpful to write a keep safe plan, so that if they feel suicidal, they know who they can contact and what they can do to cope. The idea is that an individual writes the plan when they’re feeling well, so they have a personal strategy for coping, if they feel suicidal. A Keep Safe Plan doesn’t need to be complicated. It might just include:

  • Numbers the person can ring
  • Services the person can contact
  • Distraction techniques and coping strategies that have worked for them in the past
  • Other ways they might keep themselves safe and avoid acting on suicidal thoughts

Each of the links below has a slightly different template for a Keep Safe Plan:

Live Life Well
This site has a Keep Safe Plan which can be downloaded, and then completed. There’s also an example of a completed plan on the site.

PAPYRUS’ site has a resources page, with a suicide safety plan which can be downloaded, along with an explanation of how to complete it. Other downloads on this site, which focus on helping people cope, include how to create a hope box and suggested distraction techniques.

Connecting with People
One of the booklets on this site includes a Keep Safe Plan. The booklet, “Feeling overwhelmed: helping you stay safe” can be downloaded from this page.

Happy? OK? Sad? materials

Flyers, leaflets, posters and bookmarks signposting people to this site are available free, for distribution in Warrington. If you would like to order some for the people you support, or to give to colleagues in your organisation, then please download, complete and return this order form.