If you or someone you know is in danger of suicide, please seek help immediately. You should:

  • Call 999;
  • Call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000;
  • Use your local emergency department.

Don’t try to manage your or someone else’s suicidal thoughts on your own. Remember, thoughts about suicide are just that – thoughts. They won’t last forever and often they pass quickly. Many people who have had serious thoughts about suicide have said that they feel completely different only hours later.
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Stress control classes

Stress doesn’t just make you feel bad – it can also be bad for your health. The good news is there are measures you can take to deal with it.

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging those experiencing stress to participate in stress control classes which it is funding and are being delivered by Health and Social Care Trusts across Northern Ireland.

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure, and pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope.

Common signs of stress include sleeping problems, sweating, loss of appetite, and difficulty concentrating. You may feel anxious, irritable, low in self-esteem, have racing thoughts, worry constantly or go over things in your head.

You may notice that you lose your temper more easily, drink more or act unreasonably. You may also experience headaches, muscle tension or pain, or dizziness. Stress causes a surge of hormones in your body. These stress hormones are released to enable you to deal with pressures or threats – the so-called 'fight or flight' response.

The free Stress Control programme is held once a week over six weeks and teaches skill and techniques for managing stress.

Topics covered include an overview of what stress is, controlling your body, controlling your thoughts, controlling your actions,  managing panicky feelings, getting a good night’s sleep and planning for the future.

Stress control is a class, not ‘group therapy’ – you do not have to talk about personal difficulties in front of others.

Details of the latest round of Stress Control classes for each Trust area are below:

Belfast Trust

Contact: Paddy Love, [email protected]

Belfast HSC Trust

Venue

Skainos

Linen Hall Library

Falls Road Library

Crumlin Road Gaol

PEC, QUB, Group Room 3

6:30pm – 8:00pm

12:30pm – 1:30pm

6:30pm – 8:00pm

6:30pm – 8:00pm

12:30pm- 1:30pm

September/October 2018

10th Sept – 15th Oct

11th Sept – 16th Oct

11th Sept 16th Oct

12th Sept – 17th Oct

 

October/November 2018

       

10th Oct– 14th Nov

November/December 2018

5th Nov -10th Dec

6th Nov- 11th Dec

6th Nov- 11th Dec

7th Nov – 12th Dec

 

January/February 2019

7th Jan- 11th Feb

8th Jan – 
12th Feb

8th Jan -12th Feb

09th Jan -  13th Feb

 

February/March 2019

       

6th Feb- 13th Mar

March/April 2019

4th Mar- 8th Apr

5th Mar - 
9th Apr

5th Mar  – 9th Apr

6th Mar - 10th Apr

 

Western area

Contact: Roisin Laverty [email protected]

Western HSC Trust

Venue

Roe Valley Centre, Limavady

Foyle Arena, Derry / Londonderry

Strabane Enterprise Agency

Omagh Enterprise Centre

Fermanagh House Enniskillen

6:30pm - 8:00pm

 6:30pm - 8:00pm 6:30pm - 8:00pm  6:30pm - 8:00pm  6:30pm - 8:00pm 

September/October 2018

 

13th Sept – 18th Oct

     

October/November 2018

4th Oct – 8th Nov

   

1st Oct – 5th Nov

4th Oct – 8th Nov

January/February 2019

 

10th Jan – 14th Feb

     

February/March 2019

     

4th Feb – 11th Mar

 

March/April 2019

7th Mar – 11th April

     

7th Mar – 11th Apr

May/June 2019

   

2nd May – 6th June

   

Northern Trust

Contact: Nikita Bujwid, St[email protected]

Northern HSC Trust

Venue

Monkstown Village Centre

Glengormley Pavillion

Dunnaney Centre Rathcoole

Coleraine CRUN Centre

Magherafelt Meadowbank Sports arena

Antrim Holiday Inn Express at Junction 1

7:00pm – 8:30pm

7:00pm – 8:30pm

10:30 am- 12 noon

10:30 – 12 noon

6:30pm – 8:00pm

10:30 – 12 noon

September/October 2018

18th Sept –23rd Oct

19th Sept – 24th Oct

20th Sept – 25th Oct

19th Sept – 24th Oct

19th Sept – 24th Oct

 

January/February 2019

     

9th Jan – 13th Feb

 

9th Jan – 13th Feb

March/April 2019

5th Mar – 9th Apr

6th Mar – 10th Apr

7th Mar – 11th Apr

 6th Mar - 19th Apr 6th Mar - 19th Apr   

South Eastern area

Contact: Julia O’Grady, [email protected]

South Eastern HSC Trust

Venue

Newcastle Parish Centre

Laganview Enterprise Centre

Portaferry GAA Club

Bangor Carnegie Library

Lisburn Library

Down Arts Centre

Londonderry Park

6:00pm – 7:30pm

6:15pm - 7:45pm 

7:00pm – 8:30pm

6:00pm - 7:30pm 

6:00pm– 7:30pm

6:30pm - 8:00pm 

6:00pm 7:30pm

August/
September 2018

21st Aug – 25th Sept

29th Aug – 3th Oct

         

September/
October 2018

   

17th Sept- 22nd Oct

       

October/
November 2018

     

8th Oct – 12th Nov

     

January/
February 2019

       

22ndJan–  26th Feb

21st Jan- 25th Feb

 

April/
May 2019

     

8th Apr – 20th May

   

10th Apr- 15th May

Southern area

Contact: Jacqueline McKenna, [email protected]

Southern HSC Trust

Venue

Southern Regional College, Lecture theatre Lurgan Campus

Southern Regional College, Room TBC, Newry Campus

Southern Regional College, Hall 138, Armagh Campus

6:30pm – 8:00pm

6:30pm – 8:00pm

6:30pm – 8:00pm

September/October 2018

17th Sept –

22th Oct

11th Sept –

16th Oct

12th Sept –

17th Oct

November/December 2018

5th Nov –

10th Dec

6th Nov –

11th Dec

7th Nov –

12th Dec

 

Southern HSC Trust

Venue

Wald Centre Cullyhanna

Banbridge Enterprise Centre

The Junction Dungannon

10:00am - 11.30am

10:00 am - 11.30am

10:00am - 11.30am

September/October 2018

11th Sept -16th Oct

13th Sept -16th Oct

13th Sept – 16th Oct