PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to preventing young suicide in the UK.

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – both male and female – in the UK.  In 2015 1,659 young people under the age of 35 took their own lives. Many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling. 

We believe that everyone can play a role in suicide prevention and we work towards a society which speaks openly about suicide and has the resources to save young lives.

What we do

·       Provide confidential support and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person through our helpline, PAPYRUS HOPELineUK

·       Engage with volunteers and communities in our mission to save young lives

·       Offer a range of suicide prevention training, advice and support

·       Campaign for change and influence national policy

·       Raise awareness and challenge the stigma surrounding suicide.

We believe

·       Many young suicides are preventable

·       No young person should suffer alone with thoughts or feelings of hopelessness

·       No one should have to go through the heartbreak of losing a loved one to suicide 

·       Everyone can play a role in preventing young suicide.

PAPYRUS HOPELineUK

HOPELineUK is a confidential support and advice service for:

·       Young people under the age of 35 who are having thoughts of suicide

·       Anyone concerned a young person may be having thoughts of suicide.

HOPELineUK is run by professionals trained in suicide intervention skills. They will intervene to protect life if a caller is in imminent danger. You can also speak to our HOPELineUK advisors to get advice about how to start a conversation about suicide with a young person you are concerned about, and how to best support them.

The PAPYRUS UK website

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