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:

Step 2 Partnership, Drug and Alcohol Service for the Southern HSC Trust area



The Partnership’s ‘Step 2’ service is provided for people 18+ who want to address issues around their alcohol or drug use, and for family members who may want or need support. We operate an open referral policy. The Step2 Partnership receives and discusses all referrals. The Partnership reviews the information provided and makes contact to arrange an assessment, to discuss current needs, and to identify that the service is suitable.  At a weekly meeting each referral is given to one of the members of the Step2 Partnership, this includes Aspire, Extern, Ascert and Dunlewey addiction services, who will take the service forward with the individual. Our support is tailored to meet the needs of the individual. 

Main services

Alcohol Drugs

Trust area

Southern Trust