Having thoughts about wanting to die and suicide are painful and can effect anyone of us. The Young People’s Pathway identifies the steps that can be taken to access support. It has been created for young people up to the age of 18, and it explains clearly the support that is available. There is no step by step approach to accessing crisis support, each situation is as unique as the individual experiencing a crisis. If you are worried about a young person, or worried about your own thoughts, please tell someone who you can trust, or contact any of the numbers from the Pathway.
Where there is danger to life – A&E or 999
If you urgently need specialist advice the Initial Response Service
offer 24/7 support and information for Sunderland, South Tyneside & Gateshead 0303 123 1145
Can discuss concerns and signpost to appropriate support
If you have concerns about your own or another young person’s safety or welfare contact Children’s Safeguarding on 0191 520 5560 (available 8.30am to 5.15pm Monday – Thursday, 8.30am to 4.45pm Friday) Or the Out of Hours Team on 0191 520 5552 (also available 24 hours Saturday and Sunday). Children and Young Peoples Service (CYPS) 0191 5665500 For information and support. Open Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm
Has the GP been made aware of the situation? Contact the surgery and speak to someone
When there is a need to talk 24 Hour Support is available from: Childline: 0800 1111 Papyrus HOPELine UK – 0800 068 4141 or text 07786209697 Samaritans on FREE phone number: 116 123 If you are hearing or speech impaired you can dial 18001 before the Helpline number to use Text Relay service
Is there a family member, friend, teacher or trusted professional who can be there?