A memorial service is to be held today in the school chapel for a boy who tragically
took his own life last week.
My thoughts are especially with his family and the young friend who found him.
Whatever you're going through, call the Samaritans free any time,
from any phone on 116 123.
KNOW THE SIGNS: INFORMATION ON SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM FOR PARENTSSuicide is a leading cause of death for young people in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
- Why do young people take their own lives? What are the signs of someone being at risk?
- What should I do if I know someone who is feeling suicidal?
- Is there a link between self-harm and suicide?
- How can I help my child?
Reducing teenage suicide3 crucial initiatives to combat teenage suicide:
- Helping pupils develop emotional skills
Our emotional health activities in schools help young people develop the awareness and skills they need to manage difficult times in their lives.
- Being available whenever young people need to talk
We know that teenagers feel more comfortable communicating by text or email, so we've made ourselves available for them this way, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- We're responding quickly whenever there's a crisis
Suicide in schools can act as a trigger for other young people who may be going through a difficult time or struggling to cope themselves.
When a suicide occurs our specially trained volunteers offer support to schools.
Your donationYour donation can help us combat teenage suicide and offer young people a confidential place to explore their feelings.
If you would like to help us support young people before they reach crisis point, please donate online today.
Are you worried your child may be feeling suicidal? Do you need to know where to get help and what to do next? YoungMinds is here to support you.
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 or email .