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October 10, 2019

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Suicide hotlines

Get the help and support you deserve – with a 30% increase in suicides in healthcare since 2000 and rising numbers in construction and other industries, SHP is keen to address this and support its audience.

Below is a list of trusted prevention resources that we encourage you share around your colleagues and workplace. It is the time to fight the stigma and raise our voices in unity. Join us in the fight against stigmatised mental illness.

supportYou are not alone.

NHS Choices – Suicide

“If you are feeling like you want to die, it’s important to tell someone”

The Samaritans

“We’re working together to make sure fewer people die by suicide”

Number – 116 123

Email – [email protected]

You Can Cope campaign


“We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.”

0300 123 3393

Suicidal Feelings

Elefriends Online Community

Mates in Mind

“Be a mate. Be the change.”

020 3510 5018

Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity 24/7 helpline 

24/7 Free and confidential advice on all mental wellbeing issues. The helpline also offers support and help with physical wellbeing and financial support.

UK – 0345 605 1956

ROI – 1800 030 122


“Prevention of Young Suicide”

Number – 0800 068 4141

I’m worried about someone

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

“The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day.”

Number – 0800 58 58 58


“Childine is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything”

Number – 0800 11 11

Coping with suicidal feelings

Mental health Apps



“Your guide to health and happiness – Live a healthier, happier, more well-rested life with Headspace”



“Discover Calm – The #1 App for Meditation and Sleep”

Big White Wall


“You’re not alone.  Get things off your chest. Get support today”

Blue Ice App


“BlueIce is an evidenced-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm”

Calm Harm


“The urge to self-harm is like a wave. It feels the most powerful when you start wanting to do it. Learn to ride the wave with the free Calm Harm app”.

Construction Industry Helpline App


Information, Guidance and Support on a wide variety of emotional, physical and financial wellbeing issues.

Other Useful health and safety resources

SHP has compiled a list of additional sources of useful health and safety resources for health, safety and wellbeing professionals.

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