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Holding on to Hope in a Changing World

The five Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland have joined forces with the Public Health Agency (PHA) and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) to deliver a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Campaign to encourage everyone to hold on to hope, to nurture our mental wellbeing and to raise awareness of the local and national services that are available to help when times are tough.

‘Holding On To Hope in a Changing World’ is a five week social media campaign which links World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September to World Mental Health Day on 10th October.

The interactive campaign pack features a Hope Quiz to help you reflect on how hopeful you are today.  Your score will direct you to tips, information and resources that can help including:

  • Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing
  • Self-Care tips
  • Helplines information
  • Self-help resources
  • Training on mental health
  • Information on techniques such as gratitude, mindfulness and challenging negative thoughts.
  • Downloadable poster and email strap

Want to get involved?

You can help to get these messages of hope out to your local community by:

  • Sharing social media posts
  • Downloading the pack and displaying the poster in your office/community
  • Adding the email strap to your signature
  • Sharing the pack with your friends, family and colleagues

The campaign and social media schedule will run from 6 September – 10 October.  Campaign materials will be hosted on the website and the PHA and Trusts’ social media channels will feature key messages during the course of the campaign.

Campaign posts will be predominately be scheduled Mondays and Thursdays of each week using the #holdingontohope21 hashtag.

You can post, share and retweet from 6 September.

The campaign is being supported by the Mental Health Champion, Inspire, Department of Health and Health & Social Care Board.   We hope you’ll take part in the campaign and share it across your social media channels and with contacts.

Follow PHA channels:

Facebook/publichealthagency  |  Twitter – @publichealthNI   |  Instagram – publichealthNI

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