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

Lifeline campaign graphic

‘Creating Hope Through Action’ Campaign 2022

 #HopeThroughAction22

This year’s campaign will run between World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September and World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

The campaign focuses on one of the Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing – CONNECT

Over five weeks we will share ideas about how you can connect to improve your wellbeing across PHA and HSC social media. Local groups and organisations will also be providing opportunities to connect with people in your community.

We can all create hope through action by grabbing a coffee and connecting with friends and family during the campaign – in person or over the phone!

Here’s some other ways you can create hope through actions

Organise a Coffee & Connect event.

Click here to view the campaign brochure for tips and ideas to help organise your own Coffee & Connect event, you can also download a poster and invites. You can also find out more about the Camerado Movement and how to set up a public living room in your local community. 

You can also find out more about the Camerado Movement and how to set up a public living room in your local community here.

Think of a song choice that makes you feel hopeful and share it and the reason it makes you feel hopeful as part of the campaign’s ‘Songs For Hope’ Playlist. To submit your song and to see the growing Songs for Hope Playlist click here.

Take action and improve your knowledge and skills by attending a free mental health and suicide prevention training course. There are lots of options including Stress Control, Mood Matters, SafeTalk and many more! Click here

This year’s campaign has been developed by the six Health and Social Care Trusts in partnership with the Public Health Agency to help raise awareness and promote ideas to support better mental health and wellbeing within our communities.

Lifeline

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