If you or someone you know is in danger of suicide, please seek help immediately. You should:

  • Call 999;
  • Call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000;
  • Use your local emergency department.

Don’t try to manage your or someone else’s suicidal thoughts on your own. Remember, thoughts about suicide are just that – thoughts. They won’t last forever and often they pass quickly. Many people who have had serious thoughts about suicide have said that they feel completely different only hours later.
You can read more by following the links below:

Phone Lifeline on 0808 808 8000

Helping Others

Helping Others

A new mental health campaign called ‘Helping others’ has been launched by the Public Health Agency in partnership with NIAMH.

The TV advert ‘Life changing’ encourages the public to reach out and support someone they know who may be experiencing mental health problems. Asking, listening and talking to someone with a mental health problem can start them on the road to recovery. Just a few words can make a massive difference.

Download the helping others guide to find out how to start a conversation about mental health.


Lifeline is a crisis response helpline service operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you’re in distress or despair, you can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 and talk to an experienced counsellor in confidence.

For more information visit www.lifelinehelpline.info

What can affect mental health

Many factors can affect your mental health. You can read about the early warning signs and the five steps to mental wellbeing.

Find out more about the issues, including:

Journeys to recovery

View the TV ad 'The Fog' that focuses on the importance of openness and discussion as the first step to recovery if you're feeling low.

Read the inspiring story of Grainne's journey to recovery

Where to find help

If you need help, talk to your GP. There are also lots of services near you that offer help and support on a range of issues which can affect mental health.

Find services in your area