Lifeline freephone helpline

If you're at risk of self-harm or feeling anxious, you can telephone Lifeline. The helpline is confidential, free and open 24 hours every day. If you're concerned about a friend or family member, you can also contact Lifeline for advice.

Crisis response helpline

Lifeline is a crisis response helpline available to everyone in Northern Ireland. There is immediate help by telephone at any time every day, if you're in distress or despair or someone you know is. 

Counsellors answer all telephone calls. They listen, help and support you in confidence. They don't judge you. They can deal with different concerns including:

  • self-harm
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • suicide
  • trauma
  • sexual violence and abuse

Helping you find follow-up services

Lifeline can arrange an appointment for face-to-face counselling or other therapies in your area within seven days. They can put you in touch with follow-up services so you get the best possible response.

Lifeline also gives support and guidance to:

  • families
  • carers
  • concerned friends
  • professionals
  • teachers
  • youth workers
  • clergy and communities

Contacting Lifeline

Lifeline is a free, confidential telephone helpline. It is available anytime every day.

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