World Suicide Prevention Day (Thursday 10 September)

World Suicide Prevention Day: Working Together to Prevent Suicide – Thursday 10 September 

The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people take their own life each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. In 2018 alone, in the UK and Republic of Ireland, more than 6,800 people died of suicide.

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on mental health.  More than two-thirds of adults in the UK report feeling somewhat or very worried about the effect COVID-19 is having on their life. Social isolation, job and financial losses, a lack of access to mental health services and working in a front line service during a pandemic all impact on mental health.

If you or someone close to you is struggling, the following services offer confidential support to people who are having suicidal thoughts or feelings or experiencing mental health worries: 

NCL Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Service

Provided by Rethink, this service is for people who live, work or study in Camden, Islington, Haringey, Barnet and Enfield.

  • Helpline: 08088 02 00 80
  • Text Message: 07860 058793
  • Webchat: (Open on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 6-8pm & Sundays 6-9pm)

Kooth: for young people in North Central London

An online 24/7 mental health and wellbeing support for young people (under 25s) across NCL.

National charities:


  • Helpline: 116 123 (Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)


  • Helpline: 0300 123 3393 (Open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday)


  • Out-of-hours helpline: 0300 304 7000 (Open 4.30pm – 10.30pm every night)


  • Helpline: 0800 1111 (Open 9am to midnight everyday)