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:

Living Well "How are you feeling?" mental health campaign


Phone Lifeline on 0808 808 8000

Covid Wellbeing NI

Mental health campaign launched in more than 500 community pharmacies

Northern Ireland’s Interim Mental Health Champion, Professor Siobhan O’Neill, has launched the “How Are You Feeling?” mental health campaign.

The campaign will run throughout April and May as part of the ‘Living Well’ service that provides information and advice to customers on public health issues in over 500 pharmacies across Northern Ireland.

By asking the question “How are you feeling?”, the campaign urges people to think about their mental health and wellbeing, and take the five steps to wellbeing. The ‘Take 5 steps to Wellbeing’ are Connect; Be Active; Take Notice; Keep Learning and Give.

Community pharmacies across Northern Ireland have taken delivery of posters and information booklets, which are free to members of the public. The “How are you feeling?” booklet is linked below.

To find out more about the campaign see here.


COVID-19 mental health advice

It’s important to take care of your mental and emotional wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

If you are concerned about your physical or emotional wellbeing, you should contact your GP.

If you are in emotional distress or despair, call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000.

  • Information on the free Stress Control classes and other training opportunities click here

  • For a library of helpful healthcare apps click here

  • Further useful leaflets can be found here

  • For more information, resources and self-help guides to support for your mental health and emotional wellbeing at this time visit the COVID Wellbeing NI Hub




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