Forward For Life is not a crisis site but we understand that people come to this site for many reasons including seeking help because of their own suicidal thoughts, or because of concerns of another person and worries for them.
At Forward For Life we realise that it is essential to provide you with any information that might help and hope that the links below will go some way towards supporting your needs.
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Forward For Life by offering these links does not endorse, guarantee or necessarily represent the information or views of other organisations and/or other web sites. These links are provided as an information resource only.
If you are reading this because you are having suicidal thoughts, try and ask for help.
We understand that it may be difficult, but it’s important to know you are not beyond help and you are not alone.
Talking to someone can help you see beyond feelings of loneliness or despair and help you realise there are options. There are people who want to talk to you and who want to help. Try talking to a family member or friend about how you are feeling.
If for any reason you don’t feel able to talk to a family member or friend, then make an urgent visit to your GP or go to A&E. You must hold on to the fact that people DO get through this.
If you are worried that someone is suicidal, ask them. It could save their life.
Most people thinking about suicide will try to let someone know. The key to helping is watching out for the warning signs and knowing what to do to help.
There are several signs to watch out for…but remember everyone is different so if you are concerned, the best thing you can do is be there to listen.
Someone you know may be at risk of suicide if they:
► appear stressed, anxious or depressed
► don’t seem to be coping with any problems they may have
► are distracted, moody or withdrawn
► show marked changes in their eating, sleeping or drinking habits.
What you can do
► take all signs of distress seriously, even if the person seems to be living a normal life
► ask the person about what’s troubling them
► listen carefully to what they have to say
► let them know you care
► If it feels right, ask if they are thinking about suicide. It won’t put the thought in their head if it wasn’t there before, but it can be a big relief for them to be able to say, ‘Yes, I am’ and acknowledge they need help.
With an overall goal of supporting communities to be Suicide Safer, Forward For Life adopts a number of approaches to reduce inequalities and promote opportunities for enhanced well-being and improved quality of life – We believe this is both an achievable expectation across all our communities and the right of each and every individual within.
All work undertaken by Forward For Life looks to achieve both indirect and direct benefits for our communities, and with this in mind, we ensure that our partners, our associates and others’ working alongside us have the same core belief.