In A Public Place

You may see someone in a public place who you think is at risk of suicide. If it is safe for you to do so, try to follow these steps:

  1. Send someone else to get help if possible.
  2. Engage the person in conversation.
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask if they’re thinking about suicide.
  4. Listen without judgement and help them talk about what has brought them to this point.
  5. Reassure them help is available and offer to contact a helpline if they would like you to do this. See the 'Find Help Now' Section.
  6. Stay with them until help is in place.
  7. Keep yourself safe - never endanger your safety to help someone else.