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‘Need to Talk?’ leaflet launched in Mid & East Antrim

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

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 servicesuseful 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."

Need to talk leaflet

The leaflet can be found in the following locations:

• Larne Christians Against Poverty

• Saint Vincent DePaul Larne

• Larne Community Care Centre

• MEA Affordable food club

• Larne Foodbank (Craigyhill methodist)

• Oasis – Larne Elim

• Larne Lighthouse

• The Sparrow Centre

• Good Morning Larne

• Carrick Community Advice

• Carrick Leisure Centre

• Homestart East Antrim


• Translink

• Harryville PS

• Community centres

• Start 360


• Ardeevin

• Braid Museum

• Chemists

• Services club

• Credit union

• Drop in charity shop

• Pubs

• Robin Swann

• Bakeries

• Shops in Harryville

• Ballykeel

• Post office

• Slemish market garden


• Library


• Parish centre

• Boxing club

• Larne Carrick Town Halls

• Sainsburys

• Cinema

• Tesco

• Braidwater Hall


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