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Chief Medical Officer's annual report | nidirect

View the Chief Medical Officer's annual report that has important messages about public health in Northern Ireland including information on alcohol and drugs, smoking, obesity, cancer and sexual health

Recognising the signs of depression | nidirect

Depression affects people in many different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms. It's important to seek help from your GP if you think you may be depressed. The sooner you see a doctor, the sooner you can be ...

Mental health emergency - if you're in crisis or despair | nidirect

If you, or someone you care for, experience a rapid decline in mental health it's important to get help quickly. Find out what services are available

Support for prisoner families and friends | nidirect

Having a family member or a friend in prison can be a stressful and worrying time. Support is available to those who need guidance on many subjects including family support, housing, benefits and transport

Preventing diabetes and recognising its symptoms | nidirect

It's World Diabetes Day, which aims to raise awareness of the chronic disease. Many cases can be prevented and are the result of obesity. It's important to know the signs and symptoms to ensure early diagnosis.