‘Need to Talk?’ leaflet launched

Thursday 4 January 2024

A new ‘Need to Talk?’ leaflet detailing key helpline numbers available to all residents’ in the Borough has been launched.

Black text: Need to talk? on a yellow background.

The leaflet is a community led initiative developed in response to an identified need within local communities to support good mental health.  The detail within the leaflet will signpost residents to agencies and groups who can assist in alleviating the stress of dealing with a wide range of challenges that people are facing including recovery from the pandemic and the current cost of living crisis.

The project is being backed and supported by multiple agencies including Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Northern Area Community Network, Public Health Agency, Harryville Men’s Shed, and Impact Network NI.

The leaflet is an easy reference point for people who may feel that they need to access support services useful information, advice services or a listening ear.

This resource can be found in local community centres, businesses, voluntary organisations, schools and shops across the Borough. 

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Alderman Gerardine Mulvenna, said: “It is important when people need help they know where they can turn. That is why Council has partnered with and supported these fantastic organisations to put this leaflet together and make it accessible to everyone across the Borough.  These organisations do so much good within our communities and we want to ensure our residents know that there is help available when they feel they need it.

“The helplines listed in the flyer can provide critical information, advice and support. This time of the year, coming into the Christmas period, can be difficult for many, - we hope the leaflet will encourage people to reach out for support when they need it most.”

A copy of the flyer can be downloaded by clicking on the image below, then right-clicking and selecting 'save image as...' from the options.