Click here to donate in loving memory
You have reached this page because you expressed an interest in making a charitable donation in memory of Caitlyn Scott-Lee or another autistic person who has died by suicide.
Caitlyn died in April 2023, aged 16. After much diligence and consideration, Caitlyn’s parents decided that Caitlyn’s memory can best be honoured through the Autism Centre of Excellence and our suicide prevention work with the University of Cambridge Autism Research Centre. Donations made via this page will specifically support our work on suicide prevention for autistic people. We will announce details of this work very soon via our News page.
If you would like to make a donation to support this vital work, please click the top banner or use the button below. You will have the option to write a short message or dedication to be published on this page. If you would like to make a donation that is not linked to this topic, please visit our general donation page.
This button will allow you to donate in British pounds (GBP). Alternatively, you can make a direct deposit to our bank account in your preferred currency:
Account name: Autism Centre of Excellence Sort Code: 20-17-35 Account Number: 13324591 IBAN: GB90BUKB20173513324591 SWIFT/BIC: BUKBGB22
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Do you need help?
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, please reach out for help. We know that support options are currently limited, which is why we are researching the best opportunities to improve or create services that will make a difference. In the meantime, the following may be helpful:
In the UK:
- 999 if it is an immediate emergency
- Call your GP surgery, or NHS 24 via 111
- Samaritans have a great website full of information, and their phone line is free and open 24/7: just call 116 123
- Crisis Textline – text 85258 if you are the UK. You will be connected with a trained counsellor who will respond in real time.
- Childline can be called 24/7 on 0800 1111
- Papyrus’s Hopeline is for children and young people under age 35. You can call them on 0800 068 4141, or text them at 07860 039967, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They are open from 9am to midnight every day of the year.
Outside the UK:
- The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) have a list of available helplines in your country.
- Befrienders help connect you with confidential emotional support in your country.
- Lifeline have a list to help you find crisis support in your country.
- International Federation of Telephone Emergency Services help you find telephone emotional support in your country.
Other ways to help
Why not organise an event or sponsored challenge to help raise funds and awareness? Or perhaps you would like to volunteer for research? There are many ways you can get involved.
The Autism Centre of Excellence at Cambridge (ACE) is a science-led campaigning charity working closely with Cambridge University’s Autism Research Centre. Our aim is to improve access to high quality support and remove barriers and stigma for autistic people.
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