What to do in a crisis
If you are worried your young person might be suicidal, Papyrus offer help and advice to parents on their website and helpline on 0800 068 4141 10am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends, and 2pm-5pm Bank Holidays.
Other helplines you can call for support are:
0845 767 8000 6-11pm every day.
116 123 – 24 hours a day.
See Findgetgive for further information.
For more in depth information about responding to crisis see What to do in a crisis (MindEd for families).
Making a crisis plan
There are likely to be moments of crisis from time to time. When a crisis happens, it is much harder to think clearly, so making a plan in advance can help your young person to make decisions and reach out for help in that moment.
See Making a crisis plan for tips on how to do this and a template of a crisis plan for your young person.