Protect Life

Support for vulnerable young people who present with issues around self-harm, suicidal ideation and emotional health and well-being.


Area Belfast, Southern Heath & Social Care Trust , Belfast Health & Social Care Trust , Dungannon, Portadown, Lurgan, Armagh, Newry
Age Range8-21
Concern Category Mental health

About the Programme

Protect Life is a service designed to support vulnerable young people who present with issues around self-harm, suicidal ideation and emotional health and well-being.

Interventions provided:

  • Complimentary therapeutic mentoring support.
  • Situational emotional crisis support
  • Harm reduction.
  • Risk management.
  • Empowering young people to take responsibility for their actions.
  • Supporting young people through agreed action and support plan.
  • De-escalation and risk containment.


Quotes from service users:

“I have a support which I can talk over my issues with.”

“Mentoring helped me to calm and talk about how I was feeling about the problems that I have with relationships.”



Funded by:

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Contact Information

Edel Maginn or Catherine Smith
6-10 William Street
Belfast
BT1 1PR
Liedania Parkes
Start360
Mount Zion House
Flat 9, Edward Street
Lurgan
BT66 6DB

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Protecting Life in the Pandemic

A blog from Catherine Smith who is a Key Worker on our Protect Life service, which prides itself on being a 1-1 support service, helping clients aged 8-21 with the many aspects and challenges of mental health.

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