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.
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There are a number of training courses available throughout Northern Ireland in mental and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention.  Some of these are outlined below:

Mental Emotional Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention Training

Everyone’s mental health and emotional well-being is important and many different issues can affect it.  If you would like to learn more about these issues, including the signs and symptoms of poor mental health, there are training courses available.

The key aims of courses are to help increase understanding of mental health, promote positive self-help strategies and raise awareness of the many available sources of help and support services available in Northern Ireland.  Courses are also available to help build knowledge on becoming an alert helper for those experiencing suicidal thoughts and helping those in a suicidal crisis.

The length of the courses vary depending on the level of training involved.  Some courses are delivered over a few hours where others may last a couple of days.

Courses supported by the Public Health Agency include Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST); Mental Health First Aid NI (MHFA), safeTALK, Mindset Adult and Mindset Adolescent.

Whether you are an individual interested with increasing your knowledge of mental health or an organisation wishing to provide information for staff or users, the PHA can advise on the training that is most appropriate for you.

For further information on training available in your locality contact:

Locality Email address
Belfast and South Eastern [email protected]
Northern [email protected]
Southern [email protected]
Western [email protected]
Regional [email protected]