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:

Northern HSC Trust Area – Local Walking Opportunities

Where to Walk & Talk in your local area

There are lots of places to Walk & Talk in the Northern Area for more information:

If you want to discover more routes in Northern area or elsewhere WalkNI.com is a great online resource for walkers in Northern Ireland. It provides up-to-date information on walking routes with route descriptions and maps for over 200 short, medium and long-distance walks. WalkNI.com has been developed and is managed by Outdoor Recreation NI who also host the Green Spaces Map

Join an existing walking group

You’ll also be able to find out about walking groups in Northern area through:

  • The Healthy Living Centre Alliance website www.hlcalliance.org
  • Recovery Colleges – available in each Trust area

There are also a number of Walking for Health groups in Belfast. To find out about Walking for Health groups in the Northern Area contact Nicola Arbuckle; [email protected] Or phone: 028 2563 5575

Walking for Health

If you want to Walk & Talk with more people and make it a regular activity in your local community or workplace, we would encourage you to attend Walk Leader Training.

Walking for Health is delivered by Health and Social Care Trusts across Northern Ireland and is supported by the Public Health Agency (PHA).  All Walk Leaders are provided with training updates, networking opportunities, and advice and support on establishing, promoting and running a successful walking group.  Insurance cover is also provided. 

If you are interested in attending walk leader training and leading regular walks in the Northern Area contact: Nicola Arbuckle; [email protected]