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Wellbeing resources and organisations in Norfolk highlighted on World Suicide Prevention Day





As part of World Suicide Prevention Day today, local resources and support organisations which can help if you have been impacted by suicide are being highlighted to people in Norfolk.

Help and support are available across Norfolk using a variety of tools and services.

Cllr Bill Borrett, cabinet member for public health and prevention at Norfolk County Council, said: “The impact of suicide can be overwhelming on those left behind and every life lost represents someone’s partner, child, friend or colleague.

As part of World Suicide Prevention Day today, local resources and support organisations which can help if you have been impacted by suicide are being highlighted to people in Norfolk. Picture: iStock
As part of World Suicide Prevention Day today, local resources and support organisations which can help if you have been impacted by suicide are being highlighted to people in Norfolk. Picture: iStock

“I believe that recognising World Suicide Prevention Day is a helpful way to highlight the support that is available, not only for people who may be considering suicide but also for families and friends who have been bereaved because of suicide.

“It’s so important to remind people in Norfolk that there are options available, including someone there to listen to those in crisis.

“I hope we can all play a part in looking out for each other and by raising awareness of the support available and make a difference.”

For instant support, use the Shout Text messaging service by texting NORFOLK to 8528 or you can call the Samaritans 24/7 on 116 123.

Qwell online and the nationally-recognised Stay Alive app are full of useful information and tools to both help people struggling with suicidal thoughts, and people concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

For face-to-face support you can drop into wellbeing hubs across the county, such as the Rest Hub in Norwich.

To find more information about the support that’s available, visit this page on the Norfolk County Council website: www.norfolk.gov.uk/notokay.

For those who have lost loved ones to suicide, there are lots of useful resources available here, including links to organisations that can help children and young people who may have been bereaved.

For children and young people, JustOneNorfolk offers a variety of resources and ways to connect with professionals, helping young people talk through their feelings with someone they can trust.

Young people can also text Youngs Minds at any time to reach out to help which is available 24/7.

In West Norfolk, the 8:56 Foundation hosts wellbeing events and aims to raise awareness, increase the profile and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.

If you want to talk to someone from Samaritans confidentially, click here.



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