Advice NI, the Independent Advice Network, runs a free and confidential, debt service offering practical advice and support to people dealing with debt of any description, including illegal loans, credit cards, loans, mortgages and rent arrears. In 2019/2020, Advice NI and its members dealt with 540,983 advice queries. Its highly trained members are ideally placed to provide local advice to local people.
Are you struggling to make ends meet? Do you know someone who is struggling financially? Advice NI, the Independent Advice Network can help.
Advice NI provide free, impartial and confidential advice on issues such as:
If there is, or is likely to be:
Please call emergency services on 999.
Please call the Lifeline Helpline on, 0808 808 8000.
Lifeline is a confidential service where trained counsellors will listen and provide you the help and support you need. Lifeline counsellors are experienced in dealing with, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, trauma, relationship breakdown, abuse and many other areas of crisis. The helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also access the Lifeline website at www.lifelinehelpline.info or NI Direct at Mental Health Emergency.
For a network of over 30 Northern Ireland health and social wellbeing helplines visit www.helplinesni.com. Many are free to call or offer text/chat service.
For mental health and emotional wellbeing resources, self-help guides, links to other supports and services and ideas on how to support your mental health please visit www.mindingyourhead.info