Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities across the UK face significant health inequalities and are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression than the general population.
According to research from charity Friends, Families and Travellers, suicide accounts for 11% of all deaths in the Irish Traveller community, and over 65% of Traveller suicides are amongst those under the age of 30. Despite the suicide rate in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities being over six times higher than the general population, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people are not considered a high-risk group.
PAPYRUS is always here for you, should you ever need us. Our HOPELINEUK service is an inclusive, non-judgmental space to talk openly and honestly about your thoughts of suicide.
We’re here for you from 9am to midnight, every single day of the year.
Call 0800 068 4141
Text 07860 039 967
Further help and support
A national charity working to end racism and discrimination against Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people and to protect the right to pursue a nomadic way of life.
GT Wales supports and enable Gypsies and Travellers to achieve an equitable and high quality standard of living across Wales.
Irish Community Care is a leading participant in the provision of support, information & guidance for all Irish, Irish Gypsy and Traveller communities, across north west England.
The Roma Support Group is a Roma-led charity that works with Roma families, offering them a variety of services and promoting an understanding of Roma culture in the UK.
The Traveller Movement advocates for and work with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people to tackle discrimination and promote equality.
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