Information and Support
If you or someone you know have been affected by the issues raised in this programme related to Depression, the following organisations can help:
HOPELineUK and PAPYRUS
If you’re a young person and you’re considering suicide, or you feel depressed or like you’re not coping with life, HOPELineUK, provided by the organisation PAPYRUS, is a confidential helpline service staffed by trained professionals who can give support, practical advice and information. You can contact them via the helpline, email and text, or visit the PAPYRUS website.
PAPYRUS can also offer help and advice if you’re concerned about someone you know.
Helpline: 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07786 209 697
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 10am until 5pm and again from 7pm until 10pm, and between 2pm until 5pm at the weekend.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend. For further information contact them by phone or visit the website.
Phone: 0844 561 6855 (9am to 9pm every day)
Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope round the clock, every single day of the year. They provide a safe place to talk where calls are completely confidential.
Telephone: 08457 90 90 90
Lifeline is the crisis response counselling helpline for people suffering distress or despair in Northern Ireland. Whatever your age or circumstances if you or someone you know are suffering, Lifeline is there to help. For immediate support call the freephone telephone number, or for further information visit the website.
Freephone: 0808 808 8000 (in confidence, 24 hours a day)
Gay and Lesbian Youth Northern Ireland (GLYNI)
Gay and Lesbian Youth Northern Ireland offers social support across Northern Ireland to young LGBT individuals aged 14-25. GLYNI will endeavour to support you, your families and friends. For further information contact them by phone or visit the website.
Telephone: 02890 89 02 02
AddictionNI has been working since 1978 to provide support and treatment to people affected by alcohol or drug addiction. They provide tailor-made treatment programmes for people with drug or alcohol problems, delivered in community settings. They also give confidential support for people affected by someone else's drinking or drug use. For further information contact them by phone or visit their website.
Telephone: 02890 664434
COAP, Children Of Addicted Parents & People
COAP, Children Of Addicted Parents & People is an online charity with a peer led online support network for young people affected by someone else's drug misuse, alcohol misuse or addiction to some form of behaviour such as gambling. COAP provides a place for young people to share their experiences, support each other and to receive support from mentors who live with or have lived with someone else's addiction.