What is Lifeline?

Lifeline is Northern Ireland’s crisis response helpline for people experiencing distress or despair. Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Calls to Lifeline are free. Lifeline will support everyone living in Northern Ireland regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability or sexuality.

Who is Lifeline for?

Lifeline is for anyone living in Northern Ireland who is struggling to cope or feeling overwhelmed by what is or what is not happening in their life.

Lifeline provides compassionate, trauma-informed support for those who are experiencing crisis or despair, and those feeling suicidal. You do not need to be at immediate risk of harming yourself to call Lifeline. Reaching out for help early is a good thing, as it can stop things becoming too much to cope with. Lifeline also offers support for people who are worried about someone else.

How you can contact?

Lifeline is Northern Ireland’s crisis response helpline

Call: 0808 808 8000

Textphone: 18001 0808 808 8000

British and Irish Sign Language users can also use the SignVideo app. If English is not your first or preferred language, Lifeline can access translators to speak to you in your preferred language.