Today is World Mental Health Day, and we are so thrilled to announce today that our new suicide crisis text service is opening on Monday 12th October! 📱
With an estimated 1 in 20 people contemplating suicide every year, Harmless and the Tomorrow Project already provide local 1-1 emotional and practical support in Nottingham. Our clients have told us that it can be difficult to pick up the phone and say out loud that they need some help, so we have listened to this and have created a dedicated text service for support in-between sessions.
Over the COVID-19 pandemic, the referrals into our services have increased by 200%. The pandemic has exacerbated known risk factors of suicide, such as isolation or loss of employment, so we know that this is a critical time for suicide prevention. We have continued to support our clients throughout the pandemic, however, we have chosen to extend our services at this time in response to this increased need.
This text service is open to all of our active clients on our suicide crisis pathway. If this is you, your support officer will provide you with the phone number.
Our current opening hours will be:
- Mondays 1pm-4pm
- Wednesdays 3pm-7pm
- Fridays 1pm-4pm
If you are in suicide crisis and are in Nottingham/shire, please know that the Tomorrow Project is here for you.
You can refer yourself by leaving a message on our referral line (0115 880 0282), or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you within 1 working day, and are still providing support despite COVID-19.
We will believe things can get better for you, until you can too.