Finding help now
If you are in an emergency situation and there is threat to life (either your own or that of someone else) please call 999
If you already have contact with mental health services, contact your IPU first.
Working together across Coventry and Warwickshire to prevent suicide
This Suicide Prevention Day (10 September), organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire (including Coventry and Warwickshire Mind) want to raise awareness of the local and national services and support available, particularly in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic which has impacted the mental health of so many.
Coventry City Councillor Kamran Caan, portfolio holder for Public Health and Sport, said: “We have been working with our partners to raise awareness, address the stigma, and reduce the rates of suicide in Coventry. Unfortunately, mental health is not talked about enough and this World Suicide Prevention Day can hopefully help to change that.
The Dear Life website is a fantastic way to help everyone in our city to feel they have somewhere to go for advice at a time they or someone close to them is struggling. It is of utmost importance that no-one feels alone, and we would encourage everyone in our community to explore the website and share with anyone that could benefit from support.
Support for when you need it most
|Specialist support any time of day or night|
|A safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call 116 123 at any time of the day or night for free.|
A team of highly trained and experienced support workers who use counselling skills to provide you with emotional guidance and information. 24 hour helpline.
Call on: 0800 616171 from a landline
0300 330 5487 from a mobile phone.
Or text on 07786 202242.
|HOPELineUK is a specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgmental support, practical advice and information to children, teenagers and young people who are worried about how they are feeling. Call 0800 068 41 41|
|The UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text Shout to 85258|
|Contact your out-of-hours GP service. Your GP surgery will usually provide an answer phone message advising you of who to contact in an emergency, together with other useful telephone numbers.
|Coventry Safe Haven||
Out-of-hours mental health support to anyone aged 18+ in the Coventry area. Support is currently provided by telephone. Open Monday to Sunday 6-11pm
Telephone: 07921 876065
|Warwickshire Safe Haven||
Telephone: (024) 7771 4554
Mobile: (07970) 042270
|Online support communities
We support people with their mental health and wellbeing – helping with feelings of anxiety, depression, isolation and stress, to relationship problems and lifestyle challenges.This is currently free for people living in Warwickshire.Togetherall.com
|It’s a powerful thing to connect with someone else over shared experiences. Side by Sideis an online community where you can listen, share and be heard.
Resources to reduce isolation/offer support/guided self help tools
Telephone support for anyone who is experiencing a time of emotional distress. To talk to a member of staff or book an appointment. (not 24 hour service)
Call 024 7771 2288 or email email@example.com
|Coventry Wellbeing Hub||
Telephone support between 1pm-5pm, every day of the year. (not 24 hour support service)
Call us on 024 7622 4417.
Mind is the leading mental health charity for England and Wales with a network of around 135 local minds.
For information and advice on a range of topics,
including where to get help, call the Mind Infoline on 0300 123 3393 or text 86463.
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am – 6pm (except for Bank Holidays)
SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We are open every day of the year from 4.30pm to 10.30pm
Leave a message on 07984 967 708 giving your first name and a contact number, and one of our professionals or senior volunteers will call you back as soon as practicable. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will respond as soon as possible. Our normal Support Forum and Textcare services are still open.