Although there is no data collected on the number of suicides by Gypsy, Roma or Traveller people in the UK, we hear about these tragedies every day and we know there is a mental health crisis.

If you are worried about someone you know...

  • Don’t be frightened to ask the question: Are you thinking about suicide? Do you have a plan?
  • Allow them to speak without sharing your own experience (active listening)
  • Avoid saying things like “everything is going to be okay”, and instead ask them how you can help.
  • Start a conversation and say things like “you don’t seem yourself” and “you seem really quiet lately, is everything okay?”
  • Share with them information about support services (Samaritans, church, GP, charities).

If you’re struggling with your nerves or your mental health...

It’s okay not to be okay. If you’re struggling with your nerves or your mental health, you are not alone and you have a right to support. If you are in an emergency, please contact 999. Below are useful contacts for those who are having suicidal thoughts or have lost someone to suicide:

Samaritans 24/7 Helpline: 116 123

Young Minds: Parents helpline mon-Fri 9.30-4pm 08088025544 and Youth Textline 24/7 free. Text Shout to 85258. To speak to someone, text YM to 85258.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (Mon and Tuesday 9am-5pm): 03001115065.

The Listening Place offers in person support and you can learn exactly what they do below. Their number is 02039067676.

Listen to staff from Traveller Movement and London Gypsies and Travellers speak about suicide below:

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Listen to LGBT Travellers' Stories

From previous peer support groups, we have created videos and shared our life experiences. The one below focuses on the lives of LGBT Travellers.

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