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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Lifeline promotional message translated into 20 languages

To help raise awareness of Lifeline, the Lifeline promotional message has recently been translated into voice notes, covering 20 different languages.

Lifeline provides the right support at the right time, anytime. Lifeline counsellors are experienced in working with trauma, suicide, self-harm, abuse, depression and anxiety.

For immediate help call 0808 808 8000. Deaf and hard of hearing textphone users can call Lifeline on 18001 0808 808 8000.

Lifeline have access to the Big Word Telephone Interpreting Service. Lifeline staff will take the caller’s number and ring them back via 3-way call facility with a Telephone Interpreter on the line. In the event that a face-to-face follow-up session is required, Lifeline will book a face-to-face Interpreter. British Sign Language and Irish Sign Language users can also contact Lifeline using the SignVideo app.

This new resource provides more accessibility to Lifeline for those who do not have English as their first language or who are not proficient in English.

Through interpreters, Lifeline counsellors can remove the language barrier ensuring the right support at the right time for everyone. Calls to Lifeline are free to people living in Northern Ireland who are calling from UK landlines and mobiles. Lifeline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to listen and help.

The Lifeline promotional message has been translated into the following languages.

Polish

Arabic

Lithuanian

Romanian

Bulgarian

Tetum

Portuguese

Slovak

Russian

Mandarin

Hungarian

Cantonese

Latvian

Somali

Bengali

Farsi

Czech

Turkish

Urdu

Spanish

The Lifeline promotional message was translated by Diversity NI through the Public Health Agency’s contract with Newry Mourne Down District Council Health Inequality Division.