Concerned about suicide?

Suicide affects many people and communities.

Suicide prevention is everyone’s business. There is help and support for those who are feeling suicidal or those caring for someone who is having thoughts of suicide. 

If you or someone you know is in crisis or despair, Lifeline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to listen and help in confidence. 

Lifeline counsellors are experienced in working with trauma, suicide, self-harm, abuse, depression and anxiety. You will receive immediate help on the phone. Should you need further support we can provide a face-to-face counselling appointment in your local area within seven days.

Lifeline also provides support and guidance to families and carers, concerned friends, professionals, teachers, youth workers, clergy and communities. Remember, Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is a free service. Just call 0808 808 800.

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.

safeTALK Training

 safeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training—anyone age 15 or older who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps. The steps learned in safeTALK have helped participants from all walks of life be alert to situations where suicide thoughts may be present. safeTALK is a training developed by LivingWorks Education, a leading world provider of suicide intervention training.

For more details on the course click here or visit the LivingWorks Education website.

To apply to take the course please click here.

Bereaved by Suicide Support groups

The Western Trust support for bereaved by suicide groups funded by the Public Health Agency across the Western Trust area. For more information please contact Health Improvement Department.

Useful websites:

Minding Your Head
www.mindingyourhead.info

Lifeline
www.lifelinehelpline.info

Samaritans
www.samaritans.org

Public Health Agency Directory of Mental Health Services
www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications/directory-services-help-improve-mental-health-and-emotional-wellbeing

The Health Improvement Department provide a range of free information leaflets and training opportunities. 

To view our catalogue of leaflets click here.

To view our Training Brochure click here.