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. Lifeline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to listen and help, in confidence. You will receive immediate help on the phone. Should you need further support we can provide a face-to-face counselling appointment or complementary therapy in your local area within seven days. Lifeline also provides support and guidance to families and carers, concerned friends, professionals, teachers, youth workers, clergy and communities.