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Invaluable phone numbers for those in distress

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(Dominic Lipinski/PA)

If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse, or you're in crisis or despair, it's important to get help quickly. You're not alone; talk to someone you trust. Sharing a problem is sometimes the first step to recovery.

If you or someone you know is in distress or despair, you can contact the following helplines:

  • Lifeline (24/7): 0808 808 8000
  • Samaritans Belfast (24/7): 116123
  • Lighthouse: 028 9075 5070

Provides accessible support services to people who are directly affected by suicide and self-harm.

  • Bridge of Hope: 028 9543 8707

Offers a range of services to support experiencing stress, trauma and anxiety.

  • The GP out of hours service provides care for urgent problems when your own doctors' surgery is closed.

South and east Belfast: 028 9079 6220

North and west Belfast: 028 9074 4447

  • PIPS Belfast: 028 9080 5850 Offers a 'no appointment' service for anyone in crisis.

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