There is help available across Northern Ireland to support your mental and emotional wellbeing at this time.
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.
The below resources provide advice for people who have experienced a bereavement during the coronvirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
- Advice on dealing with grief and bereavement
- Practical advice on dealing with those aspects of a death that may be different during the pandemic period
- Helping children to cope with the death of a loved one
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.