Stay in the sun when the sunshine is gone, and you will find that the sunshine lives within you.





Please note;

  • Sunflowers Suicide Support ARE NOT a crisis service

  • Sunflowers Suicide Support will signpost people in mental health crisis to the relevant service

  • The information provided below is for signposting purposes only.

  • The details provided below are as per the websites at the time of publishing to our site.

  • We have no affiliation with any of the organisations listed and we accept no liabilty for any of the services provided by any of these or other organisations. 



You can contact on 07975 974455 if you are in crisis, or to arrange to go and see them. The number operates between 9am and 10pm every day and is the number for clients making contact for the first time and for people making referrals.

They provide face to face support at the Suicide Crisis Centre.


Email address is:  Please be aware that contacting by phone is much quicker - so please phone if you are in crisis.


Visit Facebook: SuicideCrisisCentre and twitter: @SuicideCrisis.






**Taken from their website**
Please note that the following numbers are for use in an CRISIS only. 


Contacting the Crisis Teams

If you or someone you know needs help in a mental health crisis


If you are in Gloucestershire


Call 0800 169 0398.


And choose one of the following options depending on your location:

Option 1 for Stroud and Cotswolds
Option 2 for Gloucester and Forest
Option 3 for Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and North Cotswolds


Please note: telephone calls may be recorded. If you do not want that to happen, please tell the person who answers your call and they will phone you back on a ‘non-recordable’ telephone.


The number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Occasionally, callers may be asked to leave their name and number on an answerphone. In these circumstances, staff will return the call within one hour.



Crisis Text Line is now in the UK as Shout! Text 85258 to be connected with a trained Crisis Volunteer.


The Samaritans

Contact: 116 123 (this number is FREE to call from landline and mobile phones 24 hours a day)

or call one of the local branches: 01452 306333 (Gloucester & District) or 01242 515777 (Cheltenham & District) (24 hours a day)

or email




Papyrus are the national charity for the prevention of young suicide. They 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. 


They 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.

National Confidential Helpline - HOPELineUK

If you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide: 0800 068 41 41

Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Weekends 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Bank Holidays 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm


TIC+ (Teens in Crisis) - UNDER 21s ONLY

TIC provides face-to-face and online counselling services across Gloucestershire for young people aged 9-21 and their families. Their mission is to improve, preserve and promote good mental health and well-being among young people and their families.
Text: 07520 634063 
Tel: 01594 372777

Office 30, Carlson Suite,
4th Floor,
Building 8,Vantage Point Business Village,
Mitcheldean,Gloucestershire,GL17 ODD



If you are a child or a young person you may want to speak to Childline.

Call free on 0800 11 11


2gether Trust - Lets Talk


Let’s Talk is our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service, covering both Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. Find out more about NHS IAPT services here.

The service provides support for mental health conditions such as:

  • Depression

  • Emotional wellbeing with a baby

  • Anxiety

  • Panic disorder

  • Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Phobias

Find out more about Let’s Talk and the services offered on our dedicated website –



Gloucestershire Self-harm Helpline

Contact: 0808 801 0606 (helpline) or 07537 410022 (text) or (includes online message service) (5pm to 10pm every day)




Bristol Mind

is a mental health resource for people in Bristol and surrounding areas providing: information and signposting service
a wide range of advocacy services
low cost counselling
a confidential helpline MindLine 0808 808 0330 (Wed-Sun, 8pm to midnight)
a confidential Transgender helpline 0300 330 5468 (Mon and Fri, 8pm to midnight)
a hate crime service
volunteering opportunities
high quality training courses




is a leading UK mental health charity. We work to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. Please explore the icons below to find out how we help people



The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) 

is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide.

Offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via our helpline (0800 58 58 58), webchat and website

Challenging a culture that prevents men seeking help when they need it, through CALMzine and campaigns such as #ManDictionary and #BiggerIssues

Pushing for changes in policy and practice so that suicide is better prevented, via partnerships such as The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC), the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA)

Supporting those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP), hosted by CALM, which aims to ensure that everyone bereaved or affected by suicide is offered and receives timely and appropriate support.




is an independent network of support among people in Gloucestershire who have had, or are experiencing mental health difficulties.

The Butterfly garden

is an educational, therapeutic and recreational scheme, based initially on gardening, but now offering so much more. It is a project for people of all ages dealing with disablement of any kind. It caters for those looking to escape the world, those looking to re-enter it and some, who are still just looking. Its doors are open to anyone without obligation.




We believe that it is in community that people thrive and grow in all the areas of their lives. Unfortunately, many people fall through the gaps of getting the support they need, and many struggle to get into community life. So we set up this Social Enterprise in 2012 to change this! We now work with over 2000 people, through over 20 activities in Gloucester. Our community includes people with learning disabilities, mental health challenges and complex needs, and young people. We help people come in to community, and then receive support and training through our supportive environment. People can then release their potential, moving closer to becoming the best versions of themselves!

We help people grow in:

  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Training Opportunities
  • Building Community


The Independence Trust

Provide a range of services that'll support you in strengthening your emotional and physical wellbeing. They offer to support you to fulfil your potential and offer assistance in a variety of settings, including your home, or other places you feel comfortable. Support is tailored to meet your own needs,



Counselling Directory

They have a page on suicidal thoughts which can be found here:



The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC)

TASC is an alliance of the leading charities dealing with suicide prevention and mental health issues. The TASC website is an educational and resource hub. They do not provide direct services but have information about members and their work.




GCS specialises in providing counselling and training counsellors to professional standards. A British Association for Counselling And Psychotherapy Accredited Service. 

There is an initial fee and then an ongoing counselling fee to be paid for each session.

Gloucestershire Counselling Service
Alma House
52 / 53 High Street

Telephone: 01453 766310



Listening Post

is a professional voluntary counselling service and an organisational member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their Ethical Framework.  They provide counselling for anyone over 18, regardless of financial status, gender, religion, sexual orientation or ethnic origin.

They ask that, based upon individual means, clients make a donation per session.


They have three Counselling Centres in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud.



St Aldate Church, Finlay Road, Gloucester, GL4 6TN
01452  383820


Hester’s Way Community Resource Centre, Cassin Drive, Cheltenham GL51 7SU
01242  256060


Northcote House, Middle Street, Stroud, GL5 1DZ
01453  750123




BACP are the professional association that ensures counsellors meet professional standards.

The Find a Therapist directory is a paid for directory where BACP members can advertise their services to potential clients and people who want therapy can search for qualified counsellors or psychotherapists in their area.
Run completely free online Support Groups on Anxiety, Suicidal Thoughts & Feelings, Depression, Stress Management and General Mental Health issues. 




Artlift is a registered charity running creative courses and projects with proven health benefits. Our courses are available to Gloucestershire or Malmesbury Primary Care Centre (MPCC) patients who are at risk of developing or have developed poor mental health.



Lifting the Blues

Lifting The Blues is a charity dedicated to supporting the loved ones of sufferers through music and with the ultimate ambition of lifting the stigma of mental health






Gloucestershire provides a comprehensive range of specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health services for all children and young people (0-19 years) who are registered with a GP in Gloucestershire. They have a subcontracted, partnership working with voluntary agencies such as Action for Children (AfC) and Teens in Crisis (TiC+)

​The team is based at Evergreen House. 
You can telephone on 01242 634050


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**Taken from website**

“We are a specialist mental health service for children and young people up to their 18th birthday who are finding it hard to cope with their feelings and other mental health issues. 

In Herefordshire the Service is called CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) and in Gloucestershire it is called CYPS (Children and Young People Service).

We are a specialist emotional wellbeing and specialist mental health service for all children and young people registered with a GP in Gloucestershire or Herefordshire.  

Everyone feels stressed, anxious, down or angry from time to time but sometimes these feelings can be overwhelming and just won’t go away. Usually children and young people referred to us will be experiencing emotional wellbeing problems that significantly affect their ability to cope with normal stresses and demands of life.

Our staff are specially trained and have lots of experience of talking to children and young people, and their parents and carers, about thoughts and feelings.  There are many ways we can help. Everyone who uses our service can talk privately and confidentially.  Most importantly, we are here to offer help and understanding.


If other services or professionals are already providing support, we may think about working in partnership with these staff to ensure the best possible plan of care is achieved.

We work in many different ways with young people, depending on their needs. Our team of psychiatrists, psychologists, community nurses, and therapists provide specialist support for the young person and their family. This could include any of the following:

  • Art therapy - using art to help express and understand your feelings.
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) - a talking therapy that can help manage your problems by helping you to change the way you think and behave.
  • Family therapy - working with the whole family to help you understand each other better and to generate shared solutions.
  • Occupational therapy - helping you deal with things you do every day.
  • Psychiatry – diagnosing and treating mental health conditions.
  • Psychology -  helping you understand the links between what you’re thinking, what you feel and what you do.
  • Psychotherapy - helping you understand how important relationships and experiences have influenced your life.

We also work in the community to help promote emotional wellbeing in schools. For example, we support teachers, youth workers and other people working with young people by offering them support and training on identifying mental health needs.”




is the UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people.

They strive to make sure everything, from Government policy to practice in schools and services, is driven by young people’s experiences and aspirations.

They support parents to help their children through difficult times, and equip professionals to provide the best possible support to the young people that they work with, and empower young people to change their world.

Speak to our experts at the Parents Helpline – call 0808 802 5544​



The Mix

is a UK’ leading support service for young people.

They support young people aged under 25 and take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.

You can talk to them via online, social or our free, confidential helpline

XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

For more information about XenZone, please visit XENZONE.COM.

If you’re a parent looking for more information about Kooth, please email PARENTS@XENZONE.COM



Young Gloucestershire (YG)

YG supports young people (11-25 years old) who are facing some very difficult times; whether it be a disruptive home life, caring for a family member or coping with a mental health issue.Young people turn to us for help and we offer them practical ways to find confidence and develop the skills they need to get on track and to move into a job, education or training.



The Door Youth Project

 The Door is Open so every young person and their parents can feel safe, happy and valued, with the best possible opportunity to reach their potential. At The Door they believe in the potential of every person.



The Music Works

Our mission is to transform lives through music. We’re specialists in working with young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, in learning, and in life.


Inquest handbook and information

Click HERE to access the Inquest Guide


Click HERE for a factsheet about the inquest 



Help is at Hand booklet

Click HERE to download the Help is at Hand Booklet, which contains information for after a suspected suicide loss



Support after suicide partnership

This website has a whole range of information and support. It can help with practical advice as well as emotional advice.




This is a group of individuals that have also lost loved ones to suicide. They meet once a month as a support group in Gloucester.

Contact: 0300 111 5065 (national, 9am to 9pm every day) or 01452 371945 (local)





Cruse Bereavement Care

offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support. They have a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website ( specifically for children and young people. Their services are provided by a network of 5,000 trained volunteers and are confidential and free but you are asked to give a donation at the end of your counselling.

Available from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 12.30 pm

Phone: 01242 252518

A telephone answering service runs when the office is closed: please leave a message


Main website:


Gloucestershire Website:



The Compassionate Friends (TCF)

is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.

Office telephone no: 0345 120 3785 (9.30 - 4.30 Mon to Fri)

Please contact Marie Best at if you would like more information about the monthly meetings or to join the Facebook group.
TCF’s Online Community Forum has a special ‘Bereaved by Suicide’ section. Please email if you would like to be part of this.



Care for the family

Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.



Widowed and Young

WAY is the only national charity in the UK for people aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group operating with a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.




Winstons Wish

provide specialist child bereavement support services across the UK, including in-depth therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings to children that have lost a parent or a sibling.

17 Royal Crescent
Cheltenham, UK
GL50 3DA
08088 020 021

+44 (0) 1242 515157