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Helplines in Northern Ireland.

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Rural Support provides impartial guidance for farmers and farm family members in support of their farm business and personal...


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We are a freephone support line and web chat service that provides invaluable one to one support, listening, reassurance and...


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Deaf & HOH
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Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. No...


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Contact a hotline in Northern Ireland to get advice on how to support someone you're worried about.

Many of us have struggled with our mental health at some point, or we know someone who has. When we suspect that a loved one could be having mental health problems, it can raise concerns. If your loved one shows any of these signs, contact a helplines in Northern Ireland for advice – 3 helplines are available:

  • They have harmed themselves.
  • They have become more withdrawn.
  • They always seems to be down or in a low mood.
  • They have told you that they are having trouble sleeping.
  • They are struggling at school or work.
  • They complain about being about being tired all the time.
  • They often complain of aches and pains that have no obvious cause.
  • They have told you they are struggling emotionally.

Most people find it difficult to know what to do or say when someone close to them appears to be struggling with their mental health. It's normal to feel a desire to help yet at the same time feel helpless. There are ways you can support your loved one that are not overly complicated.

You can get guidance on how best to support a loved one you're worried about by contacting a helpline in Northern Ireland. Helpline supporters can provide you with useful advice and resources so that you feel more empowered to help the person you care about.


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