Need help? Feeling in a crisis? Don’t know where to turn? We can help. Solidarity In A Crisis is an out-of-hours phone and in-person support service run by people who know what it’s like to be where you are now.
Do you know someone who could benefit from our support? Solidarity In A Crisis can provide peer support in-person for residents in Lambeth, Southwark or Lewisham. We accept referrals from community mental health teams, discharge coordinators, GP’s and emergency services. If you would like to refer someone, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you encounter someone with suicidal intentions, these guidelines could help you save a life while you wait for the emergency services to arrive.
Talk to them in a calm, soft manner
Try to keep the person calm until expert emergency services arrive
It’s important for them to be listened to – so be present and listen
Don’t offer advice
Never give advice or judge someone on why they might feel like this
Make them comfortable
Would they like a glass of water, a cup of tea or a blanket?
Keep them talking
Ask open questions – what keeps them going? Do they have any plans? When were they last happy?