Suicide prevention

What to do if you are feeling suicidal

In an emergency dial 999 or if you need to urgently speak to someone dial 111.

If you are feeling in despair or are feeling suicidal there are people who you can reach out to for support:

  • text SHOUT to 85258 for free, anonymous, 24/7 confidential support
  • Samaritans can be contacted for telephone support and face-to-face counselling. For more information visit the Samaritans website or call 116 123 (free from any phone) or 0330 094 5717 (local call charges apply)
  • Papyrus provides help for young people up to the age of 30 years. For more information visit the Papyrus website or call 0800 068 4141 (available 9am to midnight every day)

If you are 18 years or over you can:

Trained professionals can discuss your mental health concerns and provide help.

The service is in Newport is available Monday to Friday between 5pm and 10pm, weekends and bank holidays between 12pm (noon) and 10pm.

If you are between 11 and 17 years old (or up to 18 with additional needs) you can:

  • call 07741 665182 and speak to Space 4U during opening hours
  • call 02380 224 224 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)

They provide an emotional crisis support service for young people.

You can also visit No Limits Help

  • East Newport Family Centre, Furrlongs, Newport PO30 2AX Mondays 6pm to 8pm
  • Sandown Family Centre, 98 The Fairway, Sandown PO36 9EQ Tuesdays 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Access to psychiatric crisis support

You can call the Single Points of Access Service on 01983 522214 if:

  • your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse
  • you are worried about someone you know

The service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Isle of Wight suicide prevention strategy

Download the Isle of Wight councils most recent suicide prevention plan 2023-2028 (PDF, 333KB).