Talking and listening always helps because when we talk we see solutions we would probably never find through thinking alone. (After all, that’s why humans have always lived and worked in groups and not alone.) Often you don t need any special skills for this. You can listen to a mate. A mate can listen to you.
But there’s no shame in asking for expert support when you need it — from your GP, from a helpline. Sometimes that’s the smart thing to do.
Since you can’t control what happens to you in life, only what you do about it, sometimes asking for support is the best way to take back control.
There are many places where you can find what you need.
More help on the Smartcard. Keep it in your wallet.
Samaritans – call 116 123
free anytime day or night
Release the Pressure
Call 0800 107 0160
Chat online www.mentalhealthmatters.com/our-services/helpline-services/time-online/
CALM — call 0800 585858
free 5pm till12 midnight
NHS non emergency:
Contact your GP
Download Stay Alive app at prevent-suicide.org.uk