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.
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The Public Health Agency is committed to ensuring the information on its websites is accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities.

We aim for a high level of usability for everyone across all of our websites, following best practice accessibility guidelines where possible.

Below is information about our websites, including ways to help increase accessibility for all our users.

Using our websites

Our websites are designed to meet accessibility standards as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Hearing our websites

Browsealoud is a software programme that reads aloud web page and PDF document content. The Browsealoud icon on the home page enables this feature.

Changing the font size on our websites

You can change the text size in most browsers by holding the Ctrl (Cmd on Mac) key on your keyboard and using the plus and minus keys.

Navigating using keys

You can navigate around this website using the tab key on your keyboard.

At the Public Health Agency, we continually strive to develop our websites to ensure the best user experience. However, if you have any problems using this website, please contact us.