MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION SUPPORT SERVICES​

All Northern Ireland

Action Mental Health (Central Office)

Assessment, guidance and training to assist people with mental health problems in gaining employment. 13 training units provide work programmes for people recovering from mental ill health. ACCEPT One Stop Information Centre provides advice on job opportunities and training for people with mental health problems. Learning disability programmes. Youth programme

Tel: 028 9182 8494 / 0808 808 8000

Email: comms@amh.org.uk

Addiction NI – Belfast Headquarters

Counselling, advice and information service for people concerned about or experiencing alcohol or drug misuse/addiction. Offer individual, group and family counselling and a counselling service for elderly people. Also provide a workplace service for employers.

Tel: 028 90664434

Email: enquiries@addictionni.com

Belfast Area

Addiction NI – East Belfast
Counselling, advice and information service for people concerned about or experiencing alcohol or drug misuse/addiction. Offer individual, group and family counselling and a counselling service for elderly people. Also provide a workplace service for employers.
Tel: 028 9073 1602
Email: enquiries@addictionni.com

Addiction NI – West Belfast
Counselling, advice and information service for people concerned about or experiencing alcohol or drug misuse/addiction or other addictive behaviours. Workplace service for employers. Training workshops for schools, workplaces, community and statutory organisations.
Tel: 02890 330499
Email: enquiries@addictionni.com

Aware Defeat Depression
Helpline, self-help groups and other support services for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing depression or bipolar disorder. Listening ear, network of 20 self-help support groups throughout Northern Ireland. Depression awareness programme for young people. Information and support also available by email. Range of publications. Public talks on depression related issues.

Tel: 028 9035 7820
Email: info@aware-ni.org

Belfast Samaritans
Telephone helpline operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week offering confidential emotional support for anyone in crisis. Offers a listening and befriending service to people who are isolated, lonely, feel in despair or who are suicidal. Open daily for drop-in visits.
Tel: 028 9066 4422 or 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Carlisle House Substance Misuse Treatment Centre
Range of services for people with substance misuse problems. Individual, group and family work. Residential therapeutic programme. Complementary therapies. Telephone helpline daily (hours may vary but answerphone gives times). Post programme support groups. Self-help support group.

Tel: 028 9032 8308
Email: carlislehouse@pcibsw.org

Contact NI
With a vision of society free from suicide, Contact is a registered Northern Ireland charity specialising in crisis counselling, suicide prevention and trauma recovery. Based in Belfast the regional charity was established in 1977. The charity pioneered the Independent Schools Counselling for Northern Ireland (2006-2009) and provided the first decade of the regional Lifeline crisis counselling service (2008-2018).
Tel: 028 1654 1798
Email: info@contactn.com

Dunlewey Addiction Services
Counselling for people affected directly or indirectly by alcohol, solvent and/or drug misuse. Also provide resources for professionals who work with substance misusers. Education, prevention programmes and training programmes. Employment support programme for unemployed people with chemical dependency problems – includes advice and practical and emotional support.
Email: maura.brown@dunlewey.org

Inspire – Aspen Community Wellbeing Service – Belfast
Support and day services for people with mental health difficulties. Weekly programme of activities for people referred by the community mental health team, social workers or GPs. Part of Inspire.
Tel: 02890 611513
Email: aspen@inspirewellbeing.org

Inspire – Hope House
Support and day services for people with mental ill health. Weekly programme of activities for people referred by the community mental health team, social workers or GPs. Part of Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health.
Tel: 02890 611197
Email: hope@inspirewellbeing.org

Inspire – Mental Health
Range of services for people with mental health problems. Information on aspects of mental health, including rights, accessing services and sources of help. Advocacy service. Fact sheets, publications and leaflets. Run a number of Beacon day care centres and clubs and a supported housing scheme. Carecall staff support scheme for employers. Mental health promotion, research and training.
Tel: 028 9032 8474
Email: mentalhealth@inspirewellbeing.org

Inspire – Scraboview Centre
Support and day services for people with mental ill health. Day care services, befriending and an evening club. Coping with stress and anxiety management classes, recreational activities and day trips. Part of Northern Ireland Association for
Tel: 02891 811035
Email: scraboview@inspirewellbeing.org

Inspire Community Wellbeing Service, Armagh
Provide support and day services for people aged 18-65 with a history of mental health problems. Weekly programme of activities for people referred by the Community Mental Health Team. Part of Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health. Basic cooking sessions Wednesdays 4pm-6pm. Social activities last Thursday of each month 4pm-9pm.
Tel: 028 37528771
Email: abbeyview@inspirewellbeing.org

Lenadoon Counselling Project
Counselling service for people over the age of 14 with emotional difficulties. Helps with depression, relationship difficulties, suicidal feelings, low self-esteem. Suicide awareness training.
Tel: 02890 600641
Email: lenadooncounselling@yahoo.co.uk

Mindwise – New Vision
It is a leading mental health charity in NI. They are working together to raise funds so that more people can access support for their own mental health and for friends and family members who are affected by mental illness.
Tel: 028 90402323
Email: stanley.booth@mindwisenv.org

Samaritans – Bangor and North Down
24 hour national telephone helpline (116 123) offers emotional support for anyone in crisis. Offers a listening and befriending service to people who are isolated, feel in despair or who are suicidal. Callers are put through to their nearest unengaged branch. Branch open daily for drop-in.
Tel: 116 123 / 02891 464646
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Samaritans – Craigavon
24 hour national telephone helpline (116 123) offers emotional support for anyone in crisis. Listening and befriending service to people who are isolated, in despair or suicidal. Callers are put through to their nearest unengaged branch.
Tel: 028 38333555
Email: jo@samaritans.org

South Eastern Trust – Community Addictions Team (Newtownards)
Advice, counselling and health care services aimed at prevention, early detection and treatment for people with drug and alcohol problems. Substitute prescribing service. Dual diagnosis service. Benzodiazepine service. Consultant psychiatrist, nurse and social workers on staff team. Access to residential services. Anxiety management group. Alcohol education group. Aftercare support group.
Tel: 028 9151 2158 / 2159

WAVE Trauma Centre
It delivers a comprehensive package of support services to victims/survivors and their families across a wide geographical area covering Armagh, Banbridge Newry & Mourne, Portadown, Lurgan, Moira, Kilkeel, Dungannon & Moy area. All services are offered on a cross community basis in keeping with the ethos of the organisation. Their staff provide a continuum of trauma intervention services in relation to individual need, including Outreach Support Services, Counselling, Complementary Therapies, Welfare-Advice/Advocacy, Peer-Support, creative, therapeutic and Personal Development courses and a range of accredited Trauma Training courses.
Tel: 028 37511599
Website: http://www.wavetrauma.org
Email: welfare@wavearmagh.co.uk