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Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. In 2015, 1,659 young people took their own lives. That equates to over four per day. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.

We are the national charity for the prevention of young suicide.

We draw from the experience of many who have been touched personally by young suicide across the UK and speak on their behalf in our campaigns and in our endeavours to save young lives. Together we believe that with appropriate support and education, many young suicides can be prevented.

We deliver awareness and prevention training, provide confidential support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK, campaign and influence national policy, and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities.

Emotional wellbeing


We all go through difficult times and struggles in our lives. There are people that do speak out and know where to find support, but there are some that struggle and suffer alone. All we need is some encouragement and support to help with our emotional wellbeing.

If you need someone to talk to, there is a service called MIND that you can contact via their helpline number 0300 123 3393 or Text: 86463 or website: and one of their dedicated staff members will be happy to listen to you.

You don’t have to suffer alone, Mind is here to help you.

If you would like to know what MIND is doing to support your community, please visit

Maytree is a registered charity supporting people in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting. If you, or someone you know, could benefit from a one-off stay in a safe and confidential space, please call us today on 020 7263 7070 or email

The Maytree Suicide Respite Centre is the only place of its kind in the UK and fills a gap in services, between the medical support of the NHS and the helplines and drop-in centres of the voluntary sector. We offer a free 4-night/5-day stay, and the opportunity to be befriended and heard in complete confidence, without judgement and with compassion and warmth.

It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much.

Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing.

Some people call this awareness "mindfulness". Mindfulness can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better. You can take steps to develop it in your own life.

We are interested in sharing our research looking at the Sikh community’s understanding of mental health issues. Some of our research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, shared on BBC Radio and disseminated at various educational establishments. We would like to share information, guidance and other resources about mental health issues which may be affecting the British Punjabi & Sikh communities. Our hopes are that we can empower these communities to detect and manage mental health more effectively.

At Tarakī, we want to help shape an open, honest society in which Punjabi men can speak comfortably about mental health.  Often, Punjabi men suffer from mental health difficulty in silence, 'bottling up' their issues to the detriment of themselves and the community. We here at Taraki want to change this culture.

The Sikh Helpline is a professional and confidential telephone counselling and email inquiry service where you can get help, advice, counselling and information on Sikhism and cultural issues including:

  • Bullying and Racism

  • Discrimination within the work place

  • Relationship Issues

  • Grooming Awareness Campaign

  • Domestic Violence and Abuse

  • Addiction (Smoking / Drinking / Drugs)

  • Problems at school or home

  • Issues regarding Articles of faith

  • 5Ks and Sikh Rights

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