Every year, organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.

Suicide rates in East Sussex have been significantly higher than the England average for several years.

Talking about suicide isn’t easy. Asking someone if they are having thoughts of suicide does not increase the risk but gives people the opportunity to tell you how they feel and offers a space to talk.

Below we have listed places to access support, advice and tailored resources for people sharing specific characteristics. We appreciate there’s a lot to look through here, but if you only have five minutes then even just reading these tips from the Samaritans could help you support a colleague or loved one to talk about how they’re feeling.

Suicide is preventable, it’s not inevitable.

Support for someone in crisis

Apps (available free)


Support for specific groups 

There are some additional risks and higher incidence of mental health conditions for some groups, relating to ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age and being a veteran. These resources may be helpful:

Further mental health resources