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, please 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 the safety or welfare of a child or young person you must 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)
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?
Starts with YOU having the conversation….you being there supporting the person. Sometimes listening and being there is the support someone needs