Where Can I Find Help?
We all need to be aware of our own mental health and take care of it in the same way as we do our physical health. It is important to seek help if you are concerned about yourself or someone you know.
General Practitioner (GP) – The first step can be to talk to your GP, your doctor can help you decide what level of support you need and will be able to refer you to other forms of help.
Helplines Network provides contact details for a range of Northern Ireland based helplines, offering free information and advice, are available at http://www.helplinesnetworkni.com/
- Lifeline is a crisis response helpline service operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are in distress or despair, you can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 and talk to an experienced counsellor in confidence. Deaf and hard of hearing Textphone users can call Lifeline on 18001 0808 808 8000. Calls to Lifeline are free to people living in Northern Ireland who are calling from UK landlines and mobiles. Visit the Lifeline website at https://www.lifelinehelpline.info/
Talking Therapies Well-Mind Support Hub offers advice and support on a range of issues that can impact on mental health and wellbeing. You can ask your GP for details or contact the Hub directly at email@example.com about a referral. Find out more.
The following websites are a good source of advice, information and support around mental health:
- Family Support NI
- Mind Your Head
- NHS choices
We also have a Directory of services in the Southern area to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing