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:

Samaritans

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

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Website: https://www.samaritans.org

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.

Mind Infoline

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

Email: info@mind.org.uk

Website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines

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.

Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line

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

Email: online contact form

Website: http://www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice

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.

Saneline

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

Website: www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline

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

Website: www.themix.org.uk/get-support

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.

ChildLine

Telephone: 0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk

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. 

PAPYRUS

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

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

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

Website: http://elefriends.org.uk/

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.

CALM (CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY)

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

Email: info@thecalmzone.net

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

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.