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:

Help and support

There is help available across Northern Ireland to support your mental and emotional wellbeing at this time.

These include:

Helplines NI

Find a helpline and talk to someone today.

Helpline services operating across Northern Ireland are still available and providing immediate information, advice and support on a wide-range of health and wellbeing concerns. 

Anyone can access these services and you do not need a referral.  Many of the services take place over the phone, but some can help via email, text and in some cases with live web-chat.

A number of new helplines have been set up in response to COVID-19. They are providing information and advice in relation to the impact of the virus, for example, befriending helplines and the COVID-19 Community Support Helpline.


If you are in crisis or struggling to cope during this time, call Lifeline and speak to a counsellor immediately 0808 808 8000.

Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis counselling helpline that provides immediate support for those in crisis, distress and despair and struggling to cope.  Lifeline is available to anyone across Northern Ireland 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

The Lifeline service is continuing to operate as normal and is staffed by qualified crisis counsellors offering immediate counselling support over the phone.

Bereavement support

The below resources provide advice for people who have experienced a bereavement during the coronvirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Local support services

Below are five directories that provide details of organisations in each local area that offer services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Please be advised that some of these services may operating differently or have been temporarily suspended as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Link each individual z-card for:

It’s important to remember GP services are continuing to operate and you should seek help if you are concerned about your physical or emotional wellbeing.  

If you are in emotional distress or despair, call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000.

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