Information on Suicide and Self-Harm

Content Warning: the content on this page talks about suicide and self-harm. 

We spoke to Becky from Place2Be, a children and young people's mental health charity, to discuss suicide and self-harm and answer questions from young people. There are three videos below where we chat a little about suicide and self-harm, how you can get support and how you can support other people.

What is suicide and self-harm?

In this video, Becky discusses what is suicide and self-harm, why people might experience suicidal thoughts and what to do if you experience these feelings.

Remember, you should call 999 if you are feeling suicidal and have a plan to take your own life. This is a medical emergency and there are people there to help you. 

In the above video, Becky mentions a range of organisations, you can find links to some of these organisations below:

How can you get support?

In this video, Becky shares some of the ways you can get support and how you might approach a conversation with someone you trust to share how you're feeling, plus shares lots of useful information about organisations you can reach out to by phone, text, webchat or email

Remember, you should call 999 if you are feeling suicidal and have a plan to take your own life. This is a medical emergency and there are people there to help you. 

If you want to talk to someone, there are lots of organisations that you can reach out to, including:

Other organisations that Becky mention in this video to visit for further information include:

How can you support someone?

In this final video, Becky discusses how you might support someone that is feeling suicidal or is self-harming and the importance of self-care.

Remember to look after yourself and think about your own self-care, all of the organisations on this page are there to support you too.

Take a look at our Mindfulness Monday videos if you're looking for some mindfulness activities.

Visit Place2Be's website to find out more about the organisation.

For more information about supporting your mental health and emotional wellbeing visit our AyeFeel page.

Young Scot supports young people to share their own voices, views and opinions and works with partner organisations and professionals who are experts in different topics. The views expressed in this video are those of the young people, organisation and/or individuals who have taken part in the video, not necessarily the views of Young Scot.