Lifeline is Northern Ireland’s crisis response helpline
Call: 0808 808 8000
Textphone: 18001 0808 808 8000
British and Irish Sign Language users can also use the SignVideo app. If English is not your first or preferred language, Lifeline can access translators to speak to you in your preferred language.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Speak to a trained counsellor
Calls are free
Lifeline provides support to people of every age, gender, race, religion, disability and sexual orientation.
Find out more about Lifeline and the support available from counsellor Ben McCallum in this video.
In some circumstances (i.e. if you or someone you know is at serious risk of harm), the Lifeline counsellor may share information outside Lifeline. For more information, see the ‘Is Lifeline a confidential service?’ question and answer.
Other sources of support
You can download a local directory of services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Minding Your HeadThis website is for those who are worried about poor mental health and would like to know how to maintain good mental health.
Helplines NIThis website has information and phone numbers for other helplines in Northern Ireland that can support people with a range of issues.
Drugs and Alcohol NIThis website is for those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, and includes support service information.