Bereavement services Milton Keynes
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Samaritans: they are contactable by telephone and email, and are available 24 hours a day. They offer anonymous support and are predominantly a listening service, giving benefit by allowing people to talk. A 24/7 helpline service which gives you a safe space where you can talk about what is happening, how you are feeling, and how to find your own way forward. Samaritans volunteers are ordinary people from all walks of life who understand that there are sometimes things that you just cannot talk about to the people around you. They know that very often,with some time and space, people are able to find their own solution within themselves.
Tel: 08457 90 90 90 (24/7);
Email :firstname.lastname@example.org. www.samaritans.org
Saneline: this out of hours telephone helpline is available 6-11pm. Emotional support and specialist information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers. SANE offers 1:1support via helpline and email services and peer support via an online Support Forum where people share their feelings and experiences of mental illness, as well as exchanging information about treatment and support options.
SANEline: 0845 767 8000 (6pm – 11pm)
Big White Wall is a 24 hour staffed, online community of support for people in psychological distress
A safe, online, anonymous service for people over the age of 16. Get the support of others
who feel like you, 24/7, and learn ways to feel better and how to get on top of your own troubles.
C.A.L.M. Campaign Against Living Miserably: Helpline is a national helpline open 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight, and callers can talk through any issue
Tel: 0800 585858. www.thecalmzone.net
Offers help via the website and a helpline for men aged 15-35 who are feeling depressed or down. Callers are offered support and information. Calls are free, confidential and anonymous. The helpline is open from 5pm – midnight, Sat, Sun, Mon and Tues, every week of the year. London callers may also call 0800 585858 or text 07537 404717, begin the first text CALM1.
PAPYRUS HOPELineUK : is a telephone, text and email based charity, particularly geared towards suicide prevention in young people up to the age of 35. PAPYRUS aims to prevent young people taking their own lives. A professionally staffed helpline provides support, practical advice and information both to young people worried about themselves, and to anyone concerned that a young person may harm themselves.
Tel: 0800 068 41 41 (Mon to Fri 10am – 5pmand 7pm – 10pn & Weekends 2pm – 5pm).
AIDS / HIV organisations
Terence Higgins Trust The London Lighthouse
52-54 Gray’s Inn Road 111-117 Lancaster Road
London WC1X 8JU London W11 1QT
347-349 City Road
London EC1V 1LR
Brook Milton Keynes offer a wide range of sexual health and advice services to anyone up to the age of 25.
‘See the signs, save a life’ campaign
Acknowledging that 1 in 5 of us will experience suicidal thoughts some time in their life, the Council along with partners from the Milton Keynes Suicide Prevention Group is undertaking a social media campaign, providing printed leaflets and offering training to the local community around how to see the signs of suicidal risk.
- The campaign has been launched to support and expand on the Samaritans national ‘Small Talk Saves Lives’ campaign aimed at empowering the public to act to prevent suicide on the railways.
- The information centres on the signs to look out for and what you can do to help. It also encourages the community not to be afraid to ask directly about suicide.