Support for Mental Health

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Lifeline is the Regional Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing crisis. No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you are or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help. People living in Northern Ireland can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000. 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. Lifeline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to listen and help, in confidence.

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What do I do if need help with Mental Health ?

If you are experiencing mental health difficulties it is important to talk to your GP about your thoughts and feelings.

The earlier you seek help the easier it will be to identify and resolve your problems.

Usually all assessments start with your doctor. Your GP will assess your needs.

With your GP, you will be able to decide the best course of action.

Your GP may treat you directly or refer you to mental health services.

There are some mental health services which do not require referral by a GP. You will see which these are in the overview of service.

Inspire Advocacy Services

Inspire Advocacy Services is an independent service designed to listen carefully to the options, concerns, problems or issues that people may be experiencing whilst using mental health services and to give people a voice.

Recovery Colleges

Recovery College offers a range of free courses that are available for anyone with an interest in mental health and wellbeing including: service users, family members and staff.

Recovery College - Belfast Trust

Recovery College - Northern Trust

Recovery College - South Eastern Trust

Recovery College - Southern Trust

Recovery College - Western Trust


Cause Helpline

Cause Helpline 0845 6030291 provides you with access to support and information from our dedicated team of Carer Advocates all who have direct personal experience of supporting a loved one with mental illness.


Headway provides family support to families and carers affected by brain injury.


Lifeline is the Regional Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing crisis.


Samaritans NI Helpline  028 9066 4422 provide listening support to anyone struggling to cope via the helpline which operates round the clock. 

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Last Updated: 20/05/2020