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:

Stress control classes

Stress doesn’t just make you feel bad – it can also be bad for your health. The good news is there are measures you can take to deal with it.

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging those experiencing stress to participate in stress control classes which it is funding and are being delivered by Health and Social Care Trusts across Northern Ireland.

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure, and pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope.

Common signs of stress include sleeping problems, sweating, loss of appetite, and difficulty concentrating. You may feel anxious, irritable, low in self-esteem, have racing thoughts, worry constantly or go over things in your head.

You may notice that you lose your temper more easily, drink more or act unreasonably. You may also experience headaches, muscle tension or pain, or dizziness. Stress causes a surge of hormones in your body. These stress hormones are released to enable you to deal with pressures or threats – the so-called 'fight or flight' response.

The free Stress Control programme is held once a week over six weeks and teaches skill and techniques for managing stress.

Topics covered include an overview of what stress is, controlling your body, controlling your thoughts, controlling your actions,  managing panicky feelings, getting a good night’s sleep and planning for the future.

Stress control is a class, not ‘group therapy’ – you do not have to talk about personal difficulties in front of others.


Details of the latest round of Stress Control classes for each Trust area are below:

Belfast Trust

Contact: Patrick Love, [email protected]


Belfast HSC Trust



Linen Hall Library

Falls Road Library

Crumlin Road Gaol

PEC, QUB, Group Room 3

6:30pm – 8:00pm

12:00pm – 1:00pm

6:30pm – 8:00pm

6:30pm – 8:00pm

12:30pm- 1:30pm

September/October 2019

9th Sept – 14th Oct 2019

10th Sept – 15th Oct 2019

10th Sept 15th Oct 2019

11th Sept – 16th Oct 2019


October/November 2019


9th Oct– 13th Nov 2019

November/December 2019

4th Nov -9th Dec 2019

5th Nov- 10th Dec 2019

5th Nov- 10th Dec 2019

6th Nov – 11th Dec 2019


January/February 2020

6th Jan- 10th Feb 2020

7th Jan – 11th Feb 2020

7th Jan -11th Feb 2020

8th Jan -  12th Feb 2020


February/March 2020

 24th Feb- 30th Mar 2020  25th Feb - 30th Mar 2020  25th Feb - 30th Mar 2020  26th Feb - 30th Mar 2020

5th Feb- 13th Mar 2020

Western area

Contact: Roisin Laverty [email protected]


Western HSC Trust


Roe Valley Centre, Limavady

Foyle Arena, Derry / Londonderry

Strabane Enterprise Agency

Omagh Enterprise Centre

Fermanagh House Enniskillen

6:30pm - 8:00pm

 6:30pm - 8:00pm 6:30pm - 8:00pm  6:30pm - 8:00pm  6:30pm - 8:00pm 

September/October 2019


12th Sept – 17th Oct

   23rd Sept - 28th Oct  17th Sept - 22nd Oct

October/November 2019

15th Oct – 19th Nov




January/February 2020


 9th Jan - 13th Feb


February/March 2020


 3rd Feb - 9th March


March/April 2020

 7th Mar - 11th April


 4th Feb - 10th March

May/June 2020


 2nd May - 6th June


Northern Trust

Contact: Nikita Bujwid, [email protected]


Northern HSC Trust


Monkstown Village Centre

Glengormley Integrated Primary School (TBC)

Ballyclare Town Hall

Coleraine CRUN Centre

Magherafelt Meadowbank Sports arena

7:00pm – 8:30pm

7:00pm – 8:30pm

10:30 am- 12 noon

10:30 – 12 noon

6:30pm – 8:00pm

February/March 2020




5th Feb - 11th March

4th Feb – 10th March

February/April 2020

27th Feb - 2nd April 26th Feb - 1st April 27th Feb - 2nd April 



South Eastern area

Contact: Julia O’Grady, [email protected]


South Eastern HSC Trust


Newcastle Parish Centre

Laganview Enterprise Centre

Portaferry GAA Club

Bangor Carnegie Library

Lisburn Library

Down Arts Centre

Londonderry Park

6:00pm – 7:30pm

6:15pm - 7:45pm 

7:00pm – 8:30pm

6:00pm - 7:30pm 

6:00pm– 7:30pm

6:30pm - 8:00pm 

6:00pm 7:30pm

September 2018

21st Aug – 25th Sept

29th Aug – 3th Oct


October 2018


17th Sept- 22nd Oct


November 2018


8th Oct – 12th Nov


February 2019


22ndJan–  26th Feb

21st Jan- 25th Feb


May 2019


8th Apr – 20th May


10th Apr- 15th May

Southern area

Contact: Jacqueline McKenna, [email protected]


Southern HSC Trust


Southern Regional College, Lecture theatre Lurgan Campus

Southern Regional College, Room TBC, Newry Campus

Southern Regional College, Hall 138, Armagh Campus

6:30pm – 8:00pm

6:30pm – 8:00pm

6:30pm – 8:00pm

September/October 2018

17th Sept –

22th Oct

11th Sept –

16th Oct

12th Sept –

17th Oct

November/December 2018

5th Nov –

10th Dec

6th Nov –

11th Dec

7th Nov –

12th Dec



Southern HSC Trust


Wald Centre Cullyhanna

Banbridge Enterprise Centre

The Junction Dungannon

10:00am - 11.30am

10:00 am - 11.30am

10:00am - 11.30am

September/October 2018

11th Sept -16th Oct

13th Sept -16th Oct

13th Sept – 16th Oct