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Prevention of Young Suicide


PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. PAPYRUS exists to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives, by shattering the stigma surrounding suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to emotional distress.

We do this in five ways: supporting those who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, equipping communities through suicide prevention training and awareness raising, influencing government policy on a local and national scale, enabling staff and volunteers so that they can be effective and productive, and sustaining continuity and future growth within the charity.

At HOPELINE247 – PAPYRUS’s dedicated suicide prevention helpline – our trained advisers work on a safety plan with young people aged 35 and under who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, to help keep them safe for now. To call HOPELINE247 ring 0800 068 4141; text 07860 039967; or email

For more information about PAPYRUS’s services, visit:

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