We are now operating out of 3 venues across Thurrock.
Mondays- 4-7pm at the Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions building 2-4 Derwent Parade in South Ockendon
Tuesdays 6-9pm at the Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions building 13-15 Clarence Road, Grays
Wednesdays 11am-2pm at the Purfleet Hub on the Garrison Estate, Centurion Way, Purfleet.
You’ll need to call us to make an appointment before you come along so we can be sure we have a volunteer available to see you.
If you feel you need support outside of these hours or you are in immediate danger of harming yourself or feeling suicidal please call 999, attend your nearest A&E or talk to someone – anyone. We are here to support anyone who is feeling stressed out, overwhelmed or experiencing suicidal thoughts. However we are unable to help individuals under 18.
What happens at a drop in?
We believe in a confidential approach. This means that any contact with us will be kept in the strictest confidence. No details or referrals will be passed on to other organisations unless requested by you or if your own safety or the health and safety of others is at risk. Volunteers can signpost you to other organisations who can help to resolve some of the issues which may have contributed to your suicidal feelings such as debt, housing problems, difficulties accessing employment, training or education and social isolation.
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
Many people who experience suicidal thoughts or have made attempts to take their own life don’t necessarily want to die but feel overwhelmed with the idea of living. They can experience feelings of worthlessness, feel that others would be better off if they were no longer here. They can have a fear of not being understood or even stigmatised if they admitted to others that they were struggling.
Often people in this situation try and research ‘i want to die’ ‘how to commit suicide’ or even ‘painless suicide’ – but there is no such thing. The people that are left behind after someone has taken their own life will experience pain, anguish and extreme distress and are often tormented for years to come with guilt, anger and confusion.
If you suspect someone who you care about is considering suicide or you would like some advice on how best to support them yourself please contact Reach Out for Mental Health or one of the other organisations listed on our website.
Samaritans – 116 123
CALM Zone – 0800 58 58 58
MIND – 0300 123 3393
Papyrus (for under 35’s) – 0800 068 41 41
Sane Line – 0845 767 8000
http://www.maytree.org.uk/ – 0207 263 7070