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
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.
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.