Supporting World Suicide Prevention Day this Sunday 10 September 2023

8th September 2023

As part of World Suicide Prevention Day this Sunday, NHS Norfolk and Waveney is highlighting to our staff, people and communities, local resources and support organisations that can help if you have been impacted by suicide.

24-hour specialist mental health support remains available, seven days a week for anyone currently experiencing a mental health crisis, or anyone who is supporting someone in crisis and needing urgent help.

  • Call 111 and select option 2. This service is available to people of all ages.

Local mental health crisis support services available across Norfolk and Waveney include:

Steam House Cafes – Unique and safe café-styled spaces with fully trained staff offering holistic support to adults experiencing mental health crisis day and night:

  • 102 Hight Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1BW. Open seven days a week. Contact by email at or call/text 07388 377827.
  • 140 High Street, Gorleston-On-Sea, Great Yarmouth, NR31 6RB. Open seven days a week. Contact by email at or call/text 07435 993407
  • Tanner Street, Thetford, IP24 2BQ. Open Monday to Friday. Contact by email at or call 01842 818362

REST centres – who provide support to anyone, bringing together mental health support, local services and a place where everyone can feel welcome:

Talking Therapies – for people in need of support if they feel continually depressed or anxious. Please contact:

Wellbeing Norfolk and Waveney – 0300 123 1503 (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, excluding Bank Holidays)

Samaritans – You can talk to Samaritans anytime on 116 123.

For children and young people – JustOneNorfolk offers a variety of resources and ways to connect with professionals, helping young people talk through their feelings with someone they can trust.

Each year, World Suicide Prevention Day aims to focus attention on the issue, reduces stigma and raises awareness among organisations, governments, and the public, giving a singular message that suicides are preventable.

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was established in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, in conjunction with the World Health Organisation (WHO).