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PAPYRUS - Prevention of Young Suicide

Helpline: 0800 068 41 41
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Category: Children & Adolescents, Crisis Support, Emergency, National Organisations

Service Description:
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. Every year between 600 and 800 between the ages of 15 and 24 take their own lives. Under the age of 35, the number rises to over 1,600. That equates to around three to four per day. Many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.

We draw from the experience of many who have been touched personally by young suicide across the UK and speak on their behalf in our campaigns and in our endeavours to save young lives. Together we believe that with appropriate support and education, many young suicides can be prevented.

We deliver awareness and prevention training, provide confidential support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK, campaign and influence national policy, and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities.

Days & Hours of Opening: Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm and 7pm - 10pm
Weekends, 2pm - 5pm