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:

Holding on to hope in a changing world

Holding on to hope in a changing world campaign logo

Phone Lifeline on 0808 808 8000

Covid Wellbeing NI


Take our Hope Quiz now by clicking here

To access the campaign pack click here

To access our training pack click here

Download the campaign poster here

 ‘Holding On To Hope in a Changing World’ is a five week social media campaign launching on 6 September which links World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September to World Mental Health Day on 10 October. The campaign is a collaboration between Health & Social Care partners across NI to encourage everyone to hold on to hope, to nurture our mental & emotional wellbeing and to raise awareness of the local and regional services that are available to help when times are tough.

The Interactive Campaign Pack features a Hope Quiz to help you reflect on how hopeful you are today.  Your score will direct you to tips, information and resources that can help including:

-          Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing

-          Self-Care tips

-          Helplines information

-          Self-help resources

-          Training on mental health

-          Information on techniques such as gratitude, mindfulness and challenging negative thoughts.

-          Downloadable poster and email strapFollow PHA channels:

Facebook/publichealthagency  |  Twitter - @publichealthNI   |  Instagram – publichealthNI

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