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

Ways to take 5 steps to wellbeing and to alleviate loneliness

Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing to help alleviate loneliness

It’s important we try to reconnect with our friends, family and communities and reach out and speak to people about how we are feeling.

Why not have a look at some of the ideas about how you can Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing to help alleviate loneliness.

If you are struggling with loneliness and isolation and need to speak to someone, there are also a number of helplines available on the www.HelplinesNI.com website.

Simply enter a key word into the search bar, for example, ‘lonely’ or ‘isolated’ and a range of NI helpline contact details will appear including, Age NI, Parenting NI, Connect Fermanagh, KinshipCare, Samaritans, Lifeline and more.  

More useful resources and self-help guides are also available at www.CommunityWellbeing.info


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.

Deaf and hard of hearing Textphone users can call Lifeline on 18001 0808 808 8000.

For more information visit www.lifelinehelpline.info

Lifeline promotional message translated into 20 languages

To help provide more accessibility to the Lifeline service for those who do not have English as their first  a promotional message has recently been translated into voice notes, covering 20 different languages.

Click here for more informaion

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