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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Working together to promote mental wellbeing

The Public Health Agency (PHA), five Health and Social Care (HSC) Trusts and Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) have developed the ‘Working Together to Promote Mental Wellbeing’ social media campaign to promote positive mental and emotional wellbeing of people across Northern Ireland. 

In this section, you will find all the campaign information and resources and ways to access help and support when needed.

The campaign focuses on the Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing. The campaign will run for a 5 week period (commencing 7 September 2020) and this page will be updated each week throughout the campaign with new information on how to look after your own mental and emotional wellbeing and tips on how to look out for others. 

Get involved by sharing our social media posts and using the hashtag #MentalWellbeingNI2020 on:

Each week, the campaign will focus on one of the themes of the Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing.  This evidence based model was design by New Economics Foundation as an easy to follow guide on how to maintain good mental and emotional health.  The 5 Steps are:

-          Connect

-          Be Active

-          Take Notice

-          Keep Learning

-          Give