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If your situation is immediately

life threatening always

Call  999

Out of hours Mental Health Crisis


If the mental health of you or someone you care for has seriously or dangerously deteriorated during hours when normal services are unavailable, you may access emergency advice via the Out of Hours GP service on     028 38 39 92 01

If you find yourself in a Mental Health Crisis Situation it is important to

ask to speak with the Mental Health Crisis Response Team.


Depending on your situation, you may be referred to the Emergency department, otherwise the GP on duty will contact the Team on your behalf.


The Crisis Response Team will return your call once notified by the GP on duty. They will talk things through with you to ensure you get the help you need. They will offer all assistance possible at the time and will advise you how to stay safe until you can access regular services.


The key to getting the right help is to be totally honest about your situation.


For interim support you can also speak 24/7 with Lifeline/The Samaritans

You do not have to struggle alone

For 24/7-365 support

You may wish to call "Lifeline" or "The Samaritans"


The Samaritans is an anonymous 'listening ear' service and is not just available to those in suicidal crisis; anyone who is overwhelmed or distressed can call.

Lifeline counsellors are experienced in working with trauma, suicide, self-harm, abuse, depression and anxiety. You will receive immediate help on the phone. Should you need further support they can provide a face-to-face counselling appointment in your local area within seven days.


You may also ring Lifeline with concerns about the wellbeing of someone else who you believe to be struggling with any of the issues above.

A comprehensive list of Helpline numbers is available on this website to assist you.

Lifeline 0800 808 8000 is also a Crisis Helpline and can provide support to those in distress or dispair.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW     


Your Carer, Family, Friends & Peers, Keyworker, Consultant & GP or Advocate may able to assist you.


You are never alone.


Advocacy Services

for Mental Health Service Users


If you feel you would like support in making decisions and taking control of your life, or you would like further information about your rights, or more information about how advocacy could help you the pleas contact the advocate in your area.


Karen    078 1134 4723


The Inspire advocacy service is available Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm but messages may be left outside these hours and you will get a return call


List of Support services



Mental health Professionals, Counsellors, Advocates and Community Group leaders should all be able to get you one of these Z-Fold credit card sized information sheets; they open up to give a very comprehensive list of support in your area with full contact info. Listings in this handy little Z-Fold sheet cover the whole spectrum of Mental Health and Emotional wellbeing. You will also see them available in waiting rooms and offices across all areas of service and GP surgeries.

Southern Trust area Z-Fold Information sheet
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Regional Emergency

Social Work Service


Tel: 028 9504 9999

TXT: 07799867698

Email: resws1@belfasttrust.hscni.net


5pm - 9am Monday to Thursday

5pm on a Friday to 9am on a Monday

There is 24 hour cover over Public Holidays


Out of Hours GP Service


**For Genuine emergencies only, that can not wait until GP surgery reopens **

Watch the video below to understand how the Southern Trust GP Out of hours system works after 6pm and all day Saturday and Sunday and Bank holidays

Accessing the Out of hours service for non-emergency issues can cause serious delays and disrupt care. When feeling unwell - Please Choose well

Reliable & easy to follow information on your Mental Health Medication

Consider the Community Pharmacy Minor Ailments Scheme

Your local pharmacist can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints, without you having to wait for a GP appointment or go to your Emergency Department.


Your pharmacist may be able to help you with: eye infections, stomach upsets, skin conditions, allergies, aches and pains, common drugs, vitamins and minor first-aid

healthy eating and living, including giving up smoking, blood pressure and diabetes monitoring and needle exchange, truss fittings, stoma products and incontinence supplies, women's health, including treatment for thrush, emergency contraception

and pregnancy testing, children's problems, including nappy rash, teething, coughs, colds, as well as advice on and provision of prescribed and over-counter medicines

HSC Listings of Chemist Rotas



HSC Listing of Chemist Rotas currently in operation

If there is no active link for your area visible when you search this means no rota information has been posted

Feeling unwell? ...  Think Where ...

CLICK HERE to view or download the "Choose Well" leaflet

Click the image below to search for services in your area


From here you can search for A&E, Hospital, Minor injury unit, GP, Chemist,

Health centre, Dentist, Optician and more.

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