Helplines and websites

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Lifeline

Calls to Lifeline are answered by qualified counsellors who can provide immediate help and support.  Counsellors are experienced in dealing with suicide, self-harm, trauma, depression and many other issues. 

Contact number is 0808 808 8000 

Samaritans

The Samaritans helpline provides a safe space for people to talk when things are getting to them; they do not have to be suicidal. People can be themselves and talk to Samaritans by telephone, face-to-face, email, text message and via letter.

Contact number is 116 123

Childline

ChildLine is the UK's free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people. ChildLine gives children access to confidential support when they need it and ensures all children and young people have someone to turn to. 

Contact number is 0808 1111

Eating Disorders Association

 Eating disorders are serious and complex mental health conditions that can have severe physical and psychological symptoms. EDANI is a dedicated support group for anyone living with or worried about an eating disorder. 

Contact number is 0808 800 390

24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline

The helpline is open to anyone affected by domestic violence regardless of gender, sexuality, disability, age or ethnicity. If you are experiencing domestic violence, help is at hand. 

Contact number is 0808 802 1414

Cara-Friend

 LGB&T Switchboard NI offers a listening ear and support to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities of Northern Ireland to encourage positive mental health. Our service aims to reduce isolation, improve mental health and promote positive acceptance of the service user’s sexual orientation and / or gender. We signpost to relevant internal and external organisation to encourage more involvement within their communities and to make more informed choice with regards to their health and wellbeing. 

Contact number is 0808 800 390

Helplines and Websites

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Family Planning Association

The Family Planning Association provides a confidential helpline which offers advice across a range of sexual health issues including contraception, and common sexually transmitted infections. 

Contact number is 03451228687

Cause

The CAUSE Helpline 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.

Contact number is  0845 6030 291 

The Mix

Online guide to life for 16-25 year olds. Straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day. 

Papyrus

Charity for the prevention of young suicide, offering confidential support and awareness training. 

Contact number is 0800 068 4141

NSPCC

NSPCC Helpline is intended for professionals and members of the   public to seek help and advice on child protection issues and to report child   protection concerns.

Contact number is 0808 800 5000

Downloads

NI Helplines Leaflet (pdf)

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