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:


Ask. Listen. Talk.

A simple guide to helping others with a mental health problem. It is important that we look out for each other and this leaflet aims to help you to ask, listen and talk to someone you know who may be experiencing a mental health illness or mental health problem.

Concerned about suicide?

This leaflet contains information on what you can say and do to help someone who may be thinking of suicide. It highlights the warning signs, explains the feelings a suicidal person can have and provides a step-by-step guide to having a conversation and helping someone you’re worried about. It also lists a number of support services for people having suicidal thoughts.

Directories of mental health services

These five directories list the names, numbers and web addresses (where applicable) of organisations that offer services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing. Where possible, additional information has also been provided, such as email addresses and contact details within each Health and Social Care Trust area.

Flare: Facilitating life and resilience education


This website has been produced by Flourish - a churches’ initiative on suicide developed through a partnership between Lighthouse Ireland, the Churches’ Community Work Alliance NI and clergy from across churches in Northern Ireland. This initiative has been developed in partnership with and supported by the Public Health Agency.

Mind your head, a student guide to mental health

This booklet is full of practical tips and information on managing stress and achieving and maintaining positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. It also contains a comprehensive list of helpful local organisations and websites. The booklet targets first year students at university and further and higher education colleges as the transition from school to further education can be a very stressful time.

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.

Take 5 steps to wellbeing (English and 11 translations)

Most of us know when we're mentally and physically well, but sometimes we need a little extra help to stay that way. This leaflet and poster outline five simple ways to maintain and improve mental wellbeing.