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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

North Wales Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service




Suicide Prevention

Lots of young people have thoughts like these and they can be very frightening.

There can be many reasons why you may feel like this, for example:

There may be other reasons that you are having suicidal thoughts:

These kinds of thoughts can happen to anyone.

Talk to someone:  Tell someone you can trust how you are feeling, if you can’t think of anyone you know that you can share how you are feeling with, you could talk to:

If you find it hard to talk to someone, try writing them a note, send them a letter or an e-mail.  BUT …. If your feelings are overwhelming and you feel that you will act on your thoughts then you MUST find someone to help you immediately.

DON’T ….. Be afraid to talk to someone, there are lots of people who can help and will want to help support you.

Useful Websites / Publications:


Phone line for confidential chats which can be called 24 hours a day, every day of the year

Helpline:  0800 11 11


Connecting with People

Promoting Emotional Resilience and Suicide Mitigation



Papyrus are based in Wrexham and offer support to all young people who are experiencing thoughts about suicide, feel depressed or in distress

Helpline: 0800 68 41 41 (Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 2.00pm and 7.00pm to 10.00pm / Saturday and Sunday: 2.00pm to 5.00pm)



The Samaritans are the well known national organisation that is available to call 24/7 for anyone in emotional distress.

Helpline:  0845 7 90 90 90


Royal College of Psychiatrist leaflet: Feeling on the edge? Helping you get through it

Royal College of Psychiatrist leaflet:  Feeling overwhelmed - helping you stay safe