Concerned about your Mental Health?

If you have worries or concerns about your own mental health and well being, then here are some ways you can find out more and get some help.

Contact your doctor

Your doctor can help you decide what level of support you need and will be able to refer you to other forms of help. 

Talk to a friend

Sometimes it can be a relief just to tell someone you are struggling. Your friends care about you and can often offer a different point of view or way of looking at a problem.


There are a number of free helplines available where you can speak confidentially to trained counsellors. Some of the options are:

  • Samaritans Helpline                    0845 7909090
  • 24/7 Lifeline                               0808 808 8000
  • 24/7 Contact Youth                   0808 808 8000
  • CAUSE (Carers Helpline)          0845 6030291
  • Child Protection Helpline            0808 800 5000
  • Childline Helpline                        0800 1111
  • Childline NI                                0870 336 2945
  • No Fear Helpline                        0845 122 8630
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder  0845 120 3778
  • No Panic (10am – 10pm daily)   0808 808 0545

Get online

There are a number of good self-help websites on the internet that can offer you advice, help and information. Some of the options are:

Talk to your Occupational Health Service

If you work, your employer may provide an Occupational health service, where you can get support and help.