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Suicide Awareness

Due to the differences in how data is collected across all four nations of the UK, the most recent suicide statistics from the ONS that give a full UK picture, are from 2018.


This page will be updated to reflect the most updated statistics when they become available.

 Suicide is the main cause of death in young people under the age of 35 in the UK.

 In 2018, 1,866 young people under the age of 35 took their own lives.

 Over three quarters of them were boys or young men.

 On average, over five young people take their lives each day.

 Over 200 schoolchildren are lost to suicide every year.

 Research shows that with appropriate early intervention and support suicide by young people can be prevented.

Take a minute, save a life

Take a minute to notice what is going on with family, friends, colleagues and ourselves 

Take a minute to reach out and start a conversation

Take a minute to find out what help is available

Are you okay?

Need support or a listening ear?

People care! 

If you need someone to talk to, we listen.

You won’t be judged.

Useful Contacts

Dudley College Counsellors: Room B11a,  Broadway

T: 01384 363293


Contact Papyrus or their Hope line at


Contact Samaritans ANY TIME, day or night 

Call 116 123

Quotes to inspire

It's ok to be scared of what lies ahead. you are not alone in feeling this way, nor are you a burden for it-no matter how much you are made to beleive otherwise


Access free online training courses by Zero Suicide Alliance to teach you the skills and confidence to have a potentially life-saving conversation with someone you’re worried about by clicking the heart!

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