NEWS: Suicide Prevention useful resources for festive season

MWH Admin Team News, Resource

There is no doubt this Christmas is going to be very different for us all.  2020 has been an incredibly difficult year.  The celebrations which we usually look forward to and enjoy may be quite different to what we had planned or hoped.  This doesn’t mean Christmas is cancelled, it just means we may need to have a different approach.

Please see below the North East Suicide Prevention Festive Period Poster.  Please share this widely.

The below support is available in addition to local services.

  • Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email
  • Call 111 to talk to NHS 24’s mental health hub
  • Call 0800 83 85 87 to talk to Breathing Space. The service is open 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday – 6am Monday) and 6pm to 2am on weekdays (Monday – Thursday).
  • Text “SHOUT” to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, text “YM” if you are under 19.

United to Prevent Suicide


Take action today and sign up to the movement for change on suicide. United to Prevent Suicide is a social movement of people from all across Scotland, we are united in a shared belief that each and every one of us has a role to play in preventing suicide.


Over 2000 people have joined the movement so far.

They have all received a suicide prevention pack loaded with information on talking about suicide and showing support for the campaign.


Coronavirus and your mental wellbeing

SAMH have created a website with a focus on mental wellbeing guidance to support people during these uncertain times.  The page gathers information, links and resources to help keep you informed and protect your mental health and can be accessed here.


5 ways to Better Wellbeing

During testing times, it is important that we continue to look after ourselves. SAMH have created a helpful guide named ‘5 ways to Better Wellbeing’ that focusses on simple things we can do to maintain our mental wellbeing.  Some of the examples may not be possible during periods of social distancing or self isolating and alternatives may be required.  View the guide here.


Samaritans Support

The Samaritans continue to provide telephone and email support during the Coronavirus outbreak.  In addition, they have compiled specific information and resources on their website to provide reassurance and advice on how to look after your wellbeing during these unsettling times. 

Visit the Samaritans Coronavirus page here.

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