‘Finding your way’, a new resource from Samaritans Cymru

 

Samaritans Cymru have recently launched ‘Finding Your Way’ a guide for anyone who is struggling to cope.

 

Please note: this article mentions mental health struggles, suicide, and suicidal thoughts.

 

Following an unprecedented period of disruption and uncertainty, Samaritans Cymru recognise that many people have experienced trauma and poor mental health. At this ongoing difficult time, they have launched their new resource for Wales, which is for anyone struggling to cope.

 

This bilingual guide is available for free online now, to read more and download the PDF visit www.samaritans.org/FindingYourWay

 

This includes those who have noticed a dip in their wellbeing, those feeling lonely or isolated and those feeling suicidal. Finding your way contains sections from Heads above the Waves (HATW) which have a strong focus on lived experience. It has been designed as a non-clinical, accessible resource which includes self-harm and suicide safety plans which can be lifesaving tools for those struggling to cope.

 

Each year, between 300 and 350 people die by suicide in Wales. Across the UK 67% of kidney patients experience symptoms of depression and 27% have considered self-harm as a result of their condition. Many of these people are not in touch with mental health services, which means access to help and good signposting needs to be a priority.

 

 

The ‘Finding your way – A guide for anyone who is struggling to cope’ guide is a fully comprehensive resource which includes a focus on prevention and aims to help people identify when they’re struggling to cope early on, to stop them from reaching crisis point.

 

This bilingual guide is available for free online now, to read more and download the PDF visit www.samaritans.org/FindingYourWay