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:

Resources

A useful guide to mental and emotional wellbeing resources

A useful guide to mental and emotional wellbeing resources with easily accessible links to relevant websites and information. The guide includes links to the Minding Your Head website, the free online Stress Control classes, the Healthcare Apps Library, the virtual CovidWellbeingNI Hub, free Psychological First-aid E-learning module, free Towards Zero Suicide training module, bereavement resources for those who have been bereaved during the COVID-19 pandemic and many more useful links.

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

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.

Flourish

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.

Mindset

Mindset is a mental and emotional health and wellbeing awareness programme for adults and young people aged 14-17.

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.

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