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:



028 3833 4444 (CAH Central Switchboard)
028 3083 5400 (Newry & Mourne CAMHS)
028 3839 2112 (Craigaavon/Banbridge CAMHS)
028 8771 3494 (Armagh/Dungannon CAMHS)

The Southern Trust Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, known as CAMHS offer specialist mental health services to children and young people (up to age 18yrs) and their families who reside in the SHSCT area. CAMHS services are organised in a way to provide different levels of intervention to best meet the emotional and mental health needs of children and young people, whether mild, moderate, severe, simple or complex needs. CAMHS recognises the important contributions of other agencies and providers of many other services in meet the emotional and mental health needs of children, young people and families.

There are a number of different interventions offered such as prevention and early intervention assessments (crisis, comprehensive and a number of specialist assessments), therapies of different types such as individual, groupwork/therapy of different types, family therapy, multi-systemic therapy, medication, training, consultation, etc. These are provided by a number of disciplines working within CAMHS, such as nurses, social workers, psychologists, medical staff, family therapists, dietician, infant mental health practitioner, occupational therapist, students/trainees, etc.

Main services

Mental health

Trust area

Southern Trust


Southern College of Nursing - Craigavon Area Hospital
68 Lurgan Road
BT63 5QQ