Concerned about suicide

At NTU we are committed to suicide prevention, reaching out for help can be hard but support is available.

If you are feeling suicidal, you might be scared or confused by these feelings. You may find the feelings overwhelming. But you are not alone. Many people think about suicide at some point in their lifetime.

If you have these feelings and don’t feel able to keep yourself safe, then it is time to get immediate help.

Emergency services

The Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department has dedicated Mental Health Liaison staff who can support you in Mental Health Crisis. If you feel your life is at immediate risk, trained mental health staff can talk through your difficulties and help you to find a plan that will work for you. Do not hesitate to attend A&E or call an ambulance by ringing 999 if you feel unable to keep yourself safe.

You can find your nearest Accident and Emergency hospital service online.

We also partner with a range of external specialist services to ensure you get the right support at the right time.

Other NHS Services

Other useful services

If you are not at immediate risk but have feelings around suicide, there is lots of help available.


  • Call 116 123 (anytime of the day or night)

Stay Alive

You can download the StayAlive app, a suicide prevention resource.


  • Text SHOUT to 85258


  • Call 0800 068 4141 (9 am to midnight every day)
  • Text 07860039967
  • Email (9am to midnight every day of the year)
  • Last updated: 01/02/2023