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Sigersons help promote depression helpline

Thursday, 24 November 2016

STRABANE Sigersons GAA club, via their Neighbourhood Renewal project in conjunction with the clubs Health & Wellbeing committee, helped to promote Lifeline at their recent annual youth awards presentation night held in St Pat's Hall, Strabane.

Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair.

"No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you are or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help," said a spokesperson.

People living in Northern Ireland can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000. Deaf and hard of hearing Textphone users can call Lifeline on 18001 0808 808 8000. Calls to Lifeline are free to people living in Northern Ireland who are calling from UK landlines and mobiles.

Lifeline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to listen and help, in confidence.

"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 we can provide a face-to-face counselling appointment in your local area within seven days.

"Lifeline also provides support and guidance to families and carers, concerned friends, professionals, teachers, youth workers, clergy and communities. Remember, Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just call."

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