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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Keep learning

This week we are focusing on how we can KEEP LEARNING to support our mental and emotional wellbeing.

Keep Learning is about keeping the mind active and promoting positive wellbeing through:

  • Rediscovering an old hobby;
  • Signing up to an online course;
  • Use online tutorials to learn to play an instrument; or
  • Learn how to cook your favourite meal

For now, we are all learning different ways to do things and new ways to enjoy ourselves. Use this time for some discovery. Learning new things gives us a sense of achievement, increased confidence and enjoyment. Use this as an opportunity to teach your children new skills or maybe sign up to an online course.

Learn how to take control of your emotional wellbeing through the free online stress control classes on www.ni.stresscontrol.org.  These sessions are effective in helping to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.  Topics covered include an overview of what stress is, controlling your body, your thoughts, controlling your actions, techniques to get a good night’s sleep.

Details of other training available can be found here.

Visit the COVIDWellbeing NI Hub for more resources and self-help guides on a range of health related issues.