Suicide prevention

Get support

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, talk to someone and make sure you get help.

The Mental Health Rapid Response Service (MHRRS) is for anyone who is at risk of harming themselves or others or experiencing a mental health emergency and considering attending A&E. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Call 0300 304 0078

The Samaritans offer a 24 hour listening service, Freephone 116 123.

Rethink Survivors of Suicide service - This service offers support to those who have had thoughts of suicide, attempted and /or have been bereaved by suicide. You can self-refer or be referred. The service is free and confidential service. It offers one to one support and peer support groups. You can also get support from Rethink’s national helplines

Mental health professionals also offer telephone support on the Sussex Mental Health Helpline, phone 0300 5000 101.

HOPElineUK on 0800 068 41 41 is for people up to the age of 35 or anyone concerned about a young person. Find details of HOPElineUK's hours of availability.

If you are concerned about suicide related behaviour online, see this guidance.

See our bereaved by suicide page to find out where you can get support if someone you know has died of suicide.

Try this app

Stay Alive offers help and support both to people with thoughts of suicide, and to people concerned about someone else.

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Brighton & Hove has a higher rate of deaths by suicide than the average for England; some groups are at a higher risk. List of higher risk groups (PDF 20KB).

A multi agency group agrees an action plan each year to improve our understanding of the risk factors for deaths by suicide locally and to minimise these risks where possible.

World Suicide Prevention Day falls on 10 September each year and is supported in the city with events designed to tackle stigma and promote awareness.