Our founding parents shared core beliefs that suicide is preventable, and that those of us with lived experience of suicide have a valuable and unique contribution to make to the wider conversation around suicide.
Our stories, and those of our children and young people, create an important narrative which can help change society, protect life and prevent future suicides. In the last few years, the rate of young suicide in the UK has been increasing. We want to support, equip, influence and engage with communities across the UK, through training, awareness raising and policy change, to reduce the number of young suicides and to ENABLE LIFE.
PREVENTION: Many young suicides are preventable.
PASSION: Those who are touched personally by a young suicide have a unique contribution to make to our work.
HOPE: No young person should have to suffer alone with thoughts or feelings of hopelessness, and nobody should have to go through the heartbreak of losing a young person to suicide.
LEARNING: Everyone can play a role in preventing young suicide.
HOPELINE247 is PAPYRUS’s suicide prevention helpline which supports young people, aged 35 and under, experiencing thoughts of suicide. Open 24 hours, every single day of the year, HOPELINE247 provides a free, confidential call, text and email service, inviting those considering suicide to speak openly about their feelings, in confidence.