New Suicide Prevention service
NCL Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Support Service, a new service specifically designed to support people aged 18 years and over affected by suicide, has started helping people in Islington.
The service has been set-up to ensure people can access additional support during the Covid-19 pandemic. It will initially provide a helpline which will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6pm-8pm and on Sunday from 6pm-9pm. This helpline will provide support via:
Call 08088 02 00 80 (Calls to this helpline are free from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do not appear on itemised bills.)
Text 07860 058 793 (Text messages are charged at usual network rate and texts will be responded to during helpline opening hours)
Webchat during opening hours
The helpline will offer emotional support, practical information and signpost callers to other services which can offer support.
Julie Billett, Director of Public Health for Camden and Islington said: “These are challenging times for everyone. For some people that challenge will seem overwhelming and they will be feeling that the future holds little hope for them.
“We know that talking can help and we want everyone to have someone to talk to when they most need it. We hope that this new service will help people in our local communities to recognise some light in their futures and to start to see a way out of their current despair.”
For further information and support, please visit the Rethink website