Poor Mental Health & Suicide Support helpline 0300 1020 505 Every Evening 8pm until Midnight
SOS Advocate

WELCOME TO SOS SILENCE OF SUICIDE

MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Intervention

Suicide Awareness

SOS began as a social support group in 2015, founded by Michael Mansfield and his wife Yvette, following personal losses to suicide.  They decided the elephant in the room needed to be discussed openly to help fight shame, stigma  and silence surrounding mental health and suicide.

Being a small charity brings huge challenges, not least, being able to serve the huge demand we’ve seen for our phone support services since they started in August 2020 and especially now we are rolling out our face to face events – a welcome comeback for meetings that proved hugely successful and very well attended.

SOS advocates for compassion in society to encourage understanding, tolerance and kindness

SOS Suicide PIA Initiative

 HELPLINE: 0300 1020 505

Every night 8pm until Midnight (S/R CALLS)
 #dontwalkonby

POOR MENTAL HEALTH & SUICIDE SUPPORT

HELPLINE SUPPORT

EMOTIONAL HEALTH & SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

CALL US 0300 1020 505 (S/R CALLS)

8PM-MIDNIGHT EVERY NIGHT

IF OUR LINE IS CLOSED OR YOU DO NOT WANT TO CALL 999, THEN THE SAMARITANS ARE OPEN 24/7 TO SUPPORT YOU ON 116123 (FREE PHONE NUMBER)

You can also dial 111 for extra mental health support

#HELPLINE SUPPORT

SOS SERVICES

NEW! In 2022 and 2023

MORE SUICIDE SUPPORT HELPLINE HOURS

(Friday-Monday, Crisis Support 8pm until midnight)

more POOR Mental HEALTH Helpline Hours

(Tues-Thurs, Coffee Line Chat 8pm until midnight)

0300 1020 505 just got bigger

NEW! Phone Support Services for non-crisis callers

Not at immediate risk? But need to chat – then try our coffee chat line

Click COFFEE to read more

More services, more of the time
7 evenings a week between 8pm and midnight

Face to face group meetings

Online meetings

Working in the community

TAKE A MINUTE TO HELP US REACH MORE PEOPLE

BY TELLING US HOW YOU HEARD ABOUT US

When You Should Call 999

IN DANGER? AT RISK?

From yourself or someone else?

SUICIDAL THOUGHTS?

Then please dial 999 straight away if there is a risk to your life and safety.

Who Do We Support?

Our phone lines help support vulnerable children and adults.  Our number is a standard rate charge. However it’s touched your life, if you need mental health and/or suicide support, we are here

IN CRISIS? Call 0300 1020 505 8pm until Midnight: Friday to Monday inclusive

(including Bank Holidays)

NON CRISIS BUT STILL NEED TO TALK? CALL OUR NEW COFFEE CHAT LINE
0300 1020 505 8PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT TUESDAY-THURSDAY (INCLUSIVE)

To help ensure safety and assurance to our service users, our phone support volunteers are all holders of enhanced check certificates.  When our crisis lines are non operational (Tues- Thurs inclusive, coffee chat only) please call 999 if there is an immediate risk to the life and safety of you, or someone else.

Alongside our helpline, we also support the general public,  businesses, Government departments and other charities, working together to reduce the shame, stigma & silence that can stifle potentially beneficial conversations.  We do this through group face to face meetings and discussions which are free to the general public.

Poor emotional health

Suicidal Thoughts

When NOT to use our helpline 0300 number

When our 0300 number should not be used

Please do not use our 0300 for general enquiries, this is our support line number only and volunteers will be unable to assist you.  If you have feedback, comments or wish to make a complaint, then you can read how to do this by scrolling to the bottom menu on the home page

You can also contact us through our contact page

Please allow up to 7 working days for an email response.

ADVOCATING PIA– An SOS initiative

#dontwalkonby

SOS MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY

Supporting poor emotional health

Suicidal Ideation

SOS Silence of Suicide

encouraging self belief and confidence.

We always try to encourage people to realise that even when all around seems dark, by looking that bit harder, the tiny ray of hope is there, and can become bigger

To learn more about suicide and mental health generally visit the website of the World Health Organisation

Remember, you are always enough

Thought about volunteering?  We’d love to hear from you to discuss how we could make a difference, together.

CHECK OUT ALL OUR VOLUNTEERING ROLESAND APPLY TODAY!

Our next training dates are: 22 & 23 November 2022

Please ensure you are able to complete training on both days as we cannot separate modules 1 & 2 training programmes, thank you

November 2022  will be our last training session of 2022

For any questions about our training, please email training@sossilenceofsuicide.org

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