Suicide is a major public health problem. In 2017, almost 6,000 people in the UK took their own lives. Suicide is the leading cause of death in men between the ages of 35 and 49 and the biggest killer of adults between the ages of 35 and 49. Suicide also has a devastating impact on the individuals, families and communities that are bereaved or affected.
In Trafford, there are on average, 15 people per year who die by suicide. Three quarters of deaths by suicide are men and many people are not in contact with mental health services. In Trafford, our aim is to maximise support for people at risk of suicide and those bereaved or affected by suicide with the ultimate intention to reduce the number of suicides in the borough.
September 10 was World Suicide Prevention Day and in Trafford, we’re doing our bit to raise awareness in September and October.
Read Trafford's Suicide Prevention Plan.
Greater Manchester Support Services
Useful information on different mental health conditions as well as the facility to search for services in Trafford.
Provides information on various mental health conditions.
National Charity providing information and support to individuals with physical and/or mental health conditions, learning disabilitys and dementia. Also provides support to families and carers.
National Charity providing information for diagnosis and treatment and has 'crisis contacts'. Also provides ability to search for services.
Young Minds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Call: 116 123
Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.
Call: 0300 123 3393
The confidential Infoline gives information on types of mental distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. There are 140 local Minds providing local mental health services.
Call: 0808 808 4994
The Mix provides judgement-free information and support to young people aged 13-25 on a range of issues including mental health problems. Young people can access the The Mix's support via phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services.
Call: 0800 1111
ChildLine is a confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything - no problem is too big or too small.