Good mental
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This week's highlights

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Islamophobia and my mental health: Osama's story
Islamophobia and my mental health: Osama's story
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Cost-of-living and mental health
Cost-of-living and mental health
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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
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Positive mental health image library
Positive mental health image library

Northern Ireland in numbers

£3.4 billion

Mental health problems currently cost the Northern Ireland economy £3.4 billion each year.

One in five

One in five adults in Northern Ireland has experienced a mental health problem.

One in eight

One in eight children and young persons in Northern Ireland experienced emotional problems.


Testing and evaluating the best approaches to improving mental health in communities across Northern Ireland and rolling them out as widely as possible.

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Publishing studies and reports on what protects mental health as well as the causes of poor mental health in Northern Ireland and how to tackle them.

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Policy and advocacy

Proposing solutions and campaigning for change to address the underlying causes of poor mental health in Northern Ireland.

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Mental health information and advice

Our mental health information and advice is based on evidence and the lived experiences of real people. Find out how to look after your mental health and help prevent mental ill health from developing.
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Recent news

People living with long-term health conditions in Northern Ireland are more likely to experience anxiety that interferes with their daily lives

90% of people who are living with long-term health conditions are experiencing anxiety that interferes with their daily lives.

Northern Ireland Assembly Manifesto 2022

We propose our political parties get behind these five asks to support better mental health for all - to reduce distress, improve wellbeing and save lives.

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Make a donation

Your donation, no matter how big or small, can help us achieve good mental health for all.

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Events and fundraising

From running a marathon to showing your support with a green ribbon, holding a bake sale to sharing your personal experience of mental health, there’s something for everyone

Our Personal Experience Network

Our Personal Experience Network

OPEN is a diverse online community of people we ask to help us in what we do, from quick feedback on social media posts to joining a research project.

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Show your support by wearing a green ribbon

The green ribbon is the international symbol of mental health awareness. Wear a green ribbon to show colleagues, loved ones or simply those you walk past in the street that you care about mental health.

Personal stories

Grant's story: Events virtual marathon

Grant's story

Grant turned his life around with a new found passion for running.

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Tyra's story

Tyra opens up about her relationship with her skin and how this affects her mental health.