Mental & Emotional Health & Wellbeing

In seeking to improve people’s emotional wellbeing, the Public Health Agency are keen not only to focus on reducing the risk factors that can contribute to poor mental health and lead to suicide, but also on increasing the protective factors, which can often have an overwhelming impact on the course of an individual’s life with an aim to empower and build resilience for all age groups and support them to make positive choices in relation to their own mental health.

The protective factors that are enhanced through the Northern Area services include:

  • Resilience & Coping skills
  • Conflict / problem solving skills
  • Encouraging Family / community connectedness & support
  • Input from key community gatekeepers
  • Effective care for mental and physical health
  • Tackling substance misuse and
  • Support for help seeking behaviours

Additional Information

For more support information on a wide range of practical and emotional support services and projects please check out the following:

Northern Area Promoting Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention

Northern Area Directory of Services to Help Improve Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing – updated 2016

Mental Health Z-Card Northern Area 2016

For hard copies please contact:
Andrea Graham, NHSCT, Health Improvement
Spruce House, Cushendall Road, Ballymena, BT43 6HL
Contact Tel: 028 2563 5375

The following reports and action plans are available on:

Development of the New Suicide Prevention Strategy for Northern Ireland – Pre-consultation Engagement Summary Report

Refreshed Protect Life – Northern Ireland Suicide Prevention Strategy 2012 – 2014

Northern Ireland Lifestyle and Coping Survey

Annual Reports – Deliberate Self Harm Registry