If you need urgent help

If you need urgent help for your mental health, call 999 or go to your local A&E.  

If you need someone to talk to

If you want to talk about how you feel or how you deal with someone else's behaviour, you can speak to a friend, family member or your GP.


If you or someone you know needs help, you can telephone Lifeline free at any time. Lifeline is a crisis response helpline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people in Northern Ireland. It offers immediate help over the telephone if you, or someone you know, is in distress or despair.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans offer a 24-hour telephone helpline:

  • Telephone: 028 9066 4422 (local call charges apply)
  • National telephone:116 123 (this number is free to call)
  • Textphone: 08457 90 91 92

You can also contact them by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


If you're under 19, you can contact Childline:

Online support

Mind are a mental health charity in England and Wales who run a national online peer support community, Elefriends. If you’re over 18, you can join Elefriends by visiting

Help with finances and debt

Mental Health and Money Advice Service

The Mental Health and Money Advice website has been specifically designed to offer clear and impartial advice to people experiencing both mental health and financial issues. Together these problems create an ongoing cycle that affects all aspects of our lives. The website offers free information, support, and useful tools all in one place, creating an easy to use portal open to anyone affected by these matters, including carers, family members, and industry professionals.

Click here to visit the Mental Health and Money Advice Service

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