Time Space Compassion in suicide prevention - practice stories - Volume 2

This the second collection of practice stories, illustrating the principles and supporting practices of Time Space Compassion - a relationship and person centred approach to suicide prevention.

Sources of Support

We value the time you take to read these practice stories. While their purpose is to support positive change, we know they may impact emotionally on those reading them. We have provided details of organisations offering listening support, as well as ways to give feedback on this document.

Breathing Space – Free and confidential mental health helpline, offering advice for individuals over the age of 16. From 6pm to 2am Monday to Thursday; and from 6pm Friday throughout the weekend to 6am Monday.

0800 83 85 87

Samaritans – Free 24/7 confidential non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

116 123 jo@samaritans.org

NHS24 Mental Health Hub – Free 24/7 listening support, advice, guiding you to further help if required.


Childline – Free 24/7 service for children and young people, for whenever they need support or advice.

0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk

NHS Inform – surviving suicidal thoughts – a website with stories and resources for those affected by suicide, including up to date details of 24/7 support, services available at other times, and support for specific communities (e.g. Switchboard LGBT+ and Think Positive Hub for students.)


National Wellbeing Hub – Free 24/7 helpline for everyone working in health and social care.

0800 111 4191 www.wellbeinghub.scot

Please share your advice on how we can improve the guide, including how we can make it a more accessible and positive resource.

Contact us at TSC@gov.scot


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