You will find information and guidance about suicide prevention for parents and carers below:
- Papyrus - A guide for parents which aims provide information and guidance to help parents cope with a young person who is struggling with thoughts of suicide.
- Young Minds - Also have 'A guide for parents' to support if your child is struggling with suicidal feelings, or you're worried they might be.
- Start a Conversation: Aims to raise awareness of suicide and signpost to support that is available. Have a look at the calendar of events for upcoming training and national awareness days.
- R;pple is a digital tool, which if a user searches for harmful content online, they will first be guided through a filter of breathing exercises and then very simple, uncluttered and calmly presented strategies and forums, help lines and mental health services they can access both now and longer term: accompanied with messages of hope and encouragement to keep safe. It's a free tool for the education sector and parents.
This toolkit provides information, from the perspective of children, young people and families who have experienced suicide, on how to talk about suicide, tips from survivors for those bereaved, self-care and more.