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.
Aware Defeat Depression factsheets
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
Take 5 steps to wellbeing, researched and developed by the New Economics Foundation, are 5 simple steps to maintain and improve your wellbeing. The Flare Project has created videos on different things you can try for each step: Be Active: https://vimeo.com/440933177 Learn: https://vimeo.com/440936292 Connect: https://vimeo.com/440934864 Take Notice: https://vimeo.com/440938071 Online referral form for support and well-being purposes: https://www.cognitoforms.com/EAYouth/flarereferral *Please follow local Northern Ireland government regulations (coronavirus restrictions) when practicing the Take 5 steps.
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.
Pocket Guide for Worry
Worry and anxiety are commonplace across Northern Ireland, and with the added strain of coronavirus, strengthening our resilience is more important than ever. Developed by the South Eastern HSCT in partnership with ASCERT, Dealing with worry in difficult times is a phone friendly booklet which aims to give people ideas to reduce worry and look after their wellbeing, and offers a guide to resources people have found helpful across Northern Ireland.
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.