Suicide prevention

Advice on staying safe during COVID-19: Choose Life Information Leaflet - Coping with Suicidal Thoughts

Suicide is a significant public health issue in Scotland and in Glasgow City. Many of us will have been touched by suicide, whether it is ourselves, family members, friends or colleagues, or even by the death of someone in the public eye. The reasons why some people take their own life are complex and there is rarely one single cause but there are things we can do to try and help prevent deaths by suicide and support is available.

The Glasgow City Suicide Prevention Partnership meets regularly to oversee and coordinate multi-agency suicide prevention work in the city to reduce deaths by suicide. Local action is crucial to reducing deaths by suicide and covers a range of activities.

On these web pages, you can find information and resources on suicide prevention in Glasgow City and details about upcoming suicide prevention training opportunities.

If you’re experiencing confusing or distressing thoughts, or if people around you have expressed concern about your wellbeing, arrange an appointment with your GP or phone NHS 24 on 111.

If you, or someone you know, needs URGENT HELP, then please phone the emergency services on 999.

If it would help you to talk with someone, freephone:

• Samaritans - 116 123
• Breathing Space - 0800 83 85 87