Suicide prevention

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We believe suicide is a tragedy, one with devastating and widespread effects.

Suicide prevention is a national area of importance where local councils in England are encouraged to take a proactive leadership role. In Leeds, suicide prevention is a key public mental health priority.

As a city, we are working hard to reduce suicides with significant areas of best practice. We are happy to share what we know with other councils and organisations, as well as learn from others, so we can play our part in reducing suicide risk in Leeds and elsewhere.

Resources for anyone feeling low, distressed or suicidal

If you feel like you’ve had enough, it’s okay to ask for help.

In Leeds we have a range of resources for people who are feeling low, distressed or suicidal to help get support from local services.

  • MindWell is the ‘go to’ website for local mental health information. It has an I need help now page as well as self-help information and resources for carers and professionals
  • MindMate is a website for children, young people, their carers, and the professionals that support them
  • Crisis cards (PDF, 256MB) are credit card-sized leaflets with details for services including housing, debt and bereavement, as well as emotional support
  • How are you feeling (PDF, 156MB) is a short booklet with information about mental health services in Leeds
  • Professionals can order mental health resources (including leaflets, posters, games and models) for free from the Public Health Resource Centre.