the Suicide Intervention Service...





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IF YOU FEEL THAT LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING and you are having thoughts of suicide, or you just need to talk...

HELP IS HERE...

We are here to help.  If you are feeling vulnerable, please visit your GP and ask to be referred to us at Friends For Lives...  

We promote a community approach to suicide intervention and provide free support for individuals who are in emotional pain and may be having thoughts of suicide . We offer an informal alternative to mainstream therapy services where those who refer themselves  or who are referred to us receive personalised Mental and Emotional Training and Life Coaching on a 'One to One 'basis.

This service is completely free of charge. 

Clients accessing our free provision service will need to be referred to us by their GP or from another professional service. 

Our role is to help those in need consider alternative ways of dealing with their current levels of distress and help them move from a place of helplessness, fear and immediate danger, to a place of safety, hope, recovery and long term resilience. 


We provide face to face support through psycho-educational training, assessments, safety planning and monitoring services that keep individuals safe whilst they explore additional long term supports.  Many of those who have benefitted from our service have found that the learning experience with Friends For Lives was either supportive enough in itself to move them from a place of helplessness and exhaustion to a place of safety and new life energy,  or that it has strengthened and empowered them to engage in traditional therapies more effectively.

A learning experience with Friend For  Lives can prove transformational...

To reach out to us and use our services please visit your GP or anather Mental Health Service Provider and complete one of our referral forms below, we will then make contact with you direct to arrange an initial appointment.  

This is a free service and for more information you can call us on: 0330 1136190


(Please note, we are an ongoing support and intervention service 'not' secondary therapy or an emergency response team. Our office hours are from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday.    For emergency services please call: 999)

Reach out to us...

AND GET THE HELP YOU NEED WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST...

To access our 'free' programme, clients must be referred by a GP or Mental Health Service Provider.  Professional Services wishing to refer a client/patient to our service should use the referral form button provided. 
Clients who wish to pay privately can 'self-refer' and should use our 'contact us' page to request access to this service.

We are located at:  Suite 8 & 8A, Prittlewell House, 30 East St, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LH  



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THE FRIENDS FOR LIVES CENTRE:

"We provide a space that feels safe.  A little place to go that allows you the time to explore a safer and happier way of being"... 

We want your first step into Friends For Lives to be the start of your journey from a place of hopelessness and fear to a place of hope and safety...
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Friends for Lives are an established 'Not For Profit' Community Interest company.

Friends For Lives C.I.C
Company Registration Number 13769531.
Email: info@friendsforlives.com
Phone: 0330 1136190

We are located at: Friends For Lives, Suite 8 & 8A, Prittlewell House, 30 East St, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LH


Friends For Lives has been supported by the following organisations...

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How we work...

At Friends For Lives we specialise in suicide intervention...   

We are 'not' psychologists or therapists.  We are a team of suicide informed 'Self Awareness Coaches'  who use psycho-educational training techniques to guide you to discovering more about the mental and emotional processes you are currently experiencing and help you to learn new coping strategies to support safety and healing.  

Our team is reinforced by highly trained Suicide Prevention Specialists and we have created a unique programme of one to one coaching and additional supports that has been made available free to anyone experiencing thoughts of suicide.  

Giving someone the opportunity to simply talk about suicide is often all that is needed to take them from a place of isolation and danger to a place of support and safety".  In our lovely calm therapy rooms in Southend we offer safe, welcoming, non-judgemental and completely confidential spaces outside of typical public health and social care services. The people we support are invited to share their thoughts and feelings with highly trained people who truly care and who are comfortable talking about suicide.  Our clients feel safe to talk about every aspect of their life and their feelings without the worry of over-intervention.

Our innovative training programme provides all of the above and more...  A learning experience with Friends For Lives can be truly life changing.  'We are here to help'...

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Donations...

Helping us, help others...

Friends for Lives is a "not for profit" Community Interest Company.

We do not charge clients for using our program  and our support is provided free of charge.

To be able to continue to provide this service we need to apply for funding from caring and supportive organisations some of which are listed above, and we also need to reach out and ask for donations from whomever can afford to help us.

We appreciate anything you can do.... 

Free Mental Health Training Courses for you, your staff, and your clients...

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Volunteer your services...

Friends For Lives provides full training for those wishing to help us in the work that we do. 

Our Support & Training Centre is  located at: 

Suite 8 Prittlewell House, 30 East St, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LH