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:

Looking after your mental and emotional wellbeing

With usual social activities on hold for the moment, it’s important you look after your mental and emotional wellbeing. Staying at home may be difficult, but you are helping to protect yourself and others by doing it.

There are a number of resources to offer help and support.

These include:

Take 5

Based on the Take 5 steps to wellbeing, this leaflet offers tips on supporting your mental and emotional wellbeing while staying at home during the current coronavirus outbreak. Read the leaflet.

Stress control

Stress control classes

A new free online programme of stress control classes has been developed to support people during the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) recognising the need to stay at home, while also recognising the impact of the pandemic and changes to our lifestyles is having on mental health.

Available at www.stresscontrol.org   

These sessions can help 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, and techniques to get a good night’s sleep.

Steps to deal with stress

This booklet provides tips and practical advice on coping with stress in your life. It covers areas such as recognising stress, coping better, learning from bad experiences and taking action now.

Simple steps such as relaxation exercises and talking to someone can help you feel better and put you in a better frame of mind for dealing with your problems. Read steps to deal with stress

Apps library

Apps to support health and social wellbeing during these times including advice on how to:

  • manage stress
  • improve wellbeing
  • stay fit
  • eat well
  • sleep management

You can access the Apps Library via your smart phone, computer or tablet at: https://apps4healthcareni.hscni.net

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