It’s Okay To Talk

If you’re experiencing mental health problems, want to chat or need urgent support, there are lots of places you can go to for help. They are listed here:

Ballynahinch United

Speak to a friend, coach, player or committee member for help and reassurance. Or drop a message to any of our social media channels including:

Ballynahinch Counselling – The Hub

Telephone: 028 9756 1100

Facebook: Ballynahinch Counselling – The Hub



Address: 50 Windmill St, Ballynahinch BT24 8HB

A team of highly experienced Counsellors that provide Professional and Confidential counselling on your dooorstep in Ballynahinch.


Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)



Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.


A crisis response helpline service for people in N Ireland experiencing distress or despair, for all ages.

Telephone: 0808 808 8000



Mind Infoline

Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am – 6pm Monday to Friday) or text 86463



Mind provides confidential mental health information services.

With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind works in partnership with around 140 local Minds providing local mental health services.


Shout is a 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone struggling to cope and in need of immediate help.

Text SHOUT to 85258

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Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line

Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am – 4pm Monday to Friday)

Email: online contact form


Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff.


Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm – 10:30pm)


Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.

The Mix

Telephone: 0808 808 4994 (11am – 11pm, free to call)

Email: Helpline email form

Crisis Support: Text ‘THEMIX’ to 85258


The Mix provides judgement-free information and support to young people aged 13-25 on a range of issues including mental health problems. Young people can access the The Mix’s support via phone, email, web chat, peer to peer and counselling services.


Telephone: 0800 1111


ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything – no problem is too big or too small. 


The National Gambling Helpline provides confidential information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling problems.



Telephone: 0808 8020 133


Telephone: 0800 068 4141
(Freephone helpline, Monday – Friday: 10am – 10pm, Weekends: 2pm – 10pm)



Papyrus is a national charity for the prevention of young suicide.

It runs HOPELineUK, a dedicated suicide prevention hotline for anyone up to age of 35 who may be feeling suicidal, or anyone who is concerned about a young person.



Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. Elefriends is run by Mind. 

If you’re a carer needing support you can contact all of the above as well as Carers Direct and the Carers Trust, both of whom are able to provide support and advice on any issues affecting you.


Telephone: 0800 58 58 58
(Helpline: 5pm – Midnight, 7 days a week)



The Campaign Against Living Miserably is a charity which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.

They run a dedicated support line and online webchat for men who are experiencing emotional distress or who are in crisis.

It also seeks to challenge a culture that prevents men from seeking help when they need it.


Refuge provides specialist services to survivors of domestic abuse. They run a Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline.

Phone: 0808 2000 247


Support for teachers

Education Support Partnership Helpline

Call: 08000 562 561

Text: 07909 341229


The UK’s only charity providing mental health and wellbeing support services to all education staff and organisations.

There are many stresses on those who work in education – a challenging student, stress and depression, personal financial worries and so many more.

Their trained counsellors offer free, confidential help and support, 24 hours a day, no matter what the problem.