If you need advice or support right now please contact one of the organisations below.

If you’re already using MACS services you can also talk to your worker about any concerns you have – here are some useful phone numbers. If you’re not getting support from MACS, visit what we do to find out how we can help you.

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  • Childline 0800 1111


    Need to talk? Whether you’re feeling stressed, anxious, lonely or down — ChildLine counsellors help lots of young people with all sorts of things, like bullying, problems at home and self-harm. Whatever it is, they can help.

    0800 1111 (24 hours / freephone)

    Abuse General Advice Mental Health Self harm Sex / Relationships Suicide

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  • Lifeline


    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.

    0808 808 8000 (24 hours / freephone)

    Depression General Advice Mental Health Suicide

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  • Samaritans


    Talk to Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

    116 123 (24 hours / freephone)

    Depression General Advice Mental Health Self harm Suicide

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  • The Mix

    The Mix

    Essential support for the under 25s. Crisis messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you’re aged 25 or under, and are experiencing any painful emotion or are in crisis, you can text THEMIX to 85258.

    0808 808 4994. ( Sunday to Friday from 2pm to 11pm / freefone)

    Drink & Drugs General Advice Homelessness Mental Health Money / Debt Sex / Relationships Suicide

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