Suicide prevention talk in Rathcoole

A SUICIDE prevention talk will be held in the Dunanney Centre in Rathcoole on Wednesday, October 3.

The event is part of the Safe Talk Roadshow organised by suicide prevention development officers within the Northern Health Trust area.

Each session will emphasise the importance of recognising the signs of suicide, communicating with the person at risk and getting help or resources for the person at risk.

Janine Gaston, suicide prevention officer for the South Antrim Rural Network said: “The session will prepare participants with the skills to better identify people who have thoughts of suicide and equip them with the steps to connect a person with thoughts of suicide to a suicide caregiver.

“We would encourage anyone aged fifteen or over, who are interested in promoting mental health or suicide prevention to attend.”

For further information contact Janine on 9447 8645 or email

If you or someone you know are in crisis or despair contact Lifeline on freephone 0808 808 8000.

A text-line is available for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, 18001 0808 808 8000.

You can also visit your GP or talk to a family member or friend about how you are feeling.