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Because each life lost
is one too many
In less than 45mins
this FREE online course can give you the skills and confidence to have a life-saving conversation.
Has printable certificate of completion
The Mental Health Forum also
delivers this free Suicide Awareness Training via zoom.
Facilitated by people with actual lived experience of suicidal crisis
and has an additonal 'Café Conversation' element.
Dates every 4-8 weeks
For answers to frequently asked questions Click Here
The Mental Health Forum serves the Southern Health & Social Care Trust area of Northern Ireland, and has its office base in Newry.
Our charity was established in 1993 as a means of communicating mental health service user opinion to service providers and receiving information from service providers. Since that time the Forum has become the official voice of the service user community within the Southern Health & Social Care Trust. We provide advice, information and signposting for service users, carers, professionals and the general public in relation to mental health services throughout the Trust area. We engage directly with service providers in planning, delivering and monitoring mental health services both locally and regionally.
We are leaders in:
The voice of service users
The Mental Health Forum is the service user voice in seeking to improve mental health services and in supporting individuals to improve their quality of life.
“I find the Forum very valuable from the point of view of keeping up with initiatives in the trust and mental health generally and also being able to contribute to discussions about how to resolve issues with service provision."
"I joined for the peer support but soon realized there was so much more. Forum activities have helped boost my confidence and it feels great to be doing something worthwhile."