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:

MACS Supporting Children and Young People (Head Office)


028 9031 3163


This charity provides a range of support services for children and young people aged 11-25 years who haven’t had a fair deal.

They may be experiencing a range of issues including:

  • homelessness or a risk of homelessness
  • substance abuse
  • mental health difficulties
  • anti-social behaviour
  • leaving care
  • self-harm and/or suicidal thoughts
  • feeling marginalised and at risk

Our core services include:

We work in the areas of highest deprivation across Greater Belfast, Lisburn, Downpatrick, Newry and County Down.

Many of the young people we support have become stuck and are engaged in negative patterns of thinking and behaviour that prevent them from fulfilling their potential and leading the lives they want to lead. Our main role is to help them through this period so they can move on and achieve their goals.


Main services

Housing Mental health

Trust area

South Eastern Trust


303 Ormeau Road