App support available for those in crisis

A counsellor from Whitehead has been talking to Carrickfergus Grammar School students about a new smartphone app to provide help for those in crisis.

Noel McKee gave a presentation at assembly about Here2Help, which carries a direct link to a number of support organisations including Lifeline, Childline, Women’s Aid, the Samaritans, the Simon Community and FASA (Forum For Action On Substance Abuse), and essentially is designed to work as a suicide prevention app.

The app is due to be officially launched at Stormont in May.