NHS Community Mental Health Service (CMHT)

There are 9 CMHT’s across Northern Ireland. The CMHT is made up of a range of mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists and community mental health nurses. They are there to support anyone living with moderate to severe mental illness, and you will need to be referred by your GP. The service can help with an ongoing treatment plan, advise on treatments and managements of conditions, and can work with other agencies to help best support you. They ensure you are at the centre of your mental health care. They provide ongoing support for those living with long term disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder. Find out more, including contact details, by visiting their site.


If you or someone you know needs help, you can telephone Lifeline free at any time. Lifeline is a crisis response helpline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people in Northern Ireland. It offers immediate help over the telephone if you, or someone you know, is in distress or despair. Telephone: 0808 808 8000

Counsellors answer all telephone calls. They listen, help and support you in confidence. They don’t judge you. They can deal with different concerns including:

  • self-harm
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • suicide
  • trauma
  • sexual violence and abuse

Lifeline can arrange an appointment for face-to-face counselling or other therapies in your area within seven days. They can put you in touch with follow-up services so you get the best possible response.


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