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It is important that we all play our roles in preventing suicide locally.

The media plays a big role in this with research showing that some forms of reporting can lead to increases in suicide rates.

Media guidelines

If you are a publisher reporting on a suicide on any platform, we strongly encourage you to follow the Samaritans' media guidelines.


The Samaritans also provide free e-learning on media guidelines.

Media advice service

You can also contact the service for advice before publication. Find their details below.

Samaritans Media Advice Service

Emergency Help

Call 999 if there is a threat to life