PIPS Charity can provide support to individuals who are considering, or who have at some point considered, ending their own lives. PIPS can also provide support for families who have been touched by suicide.
These services are offered at your own home or at our premises on the Antrim Road in Belfast.
The charity has a small team of paid staff and volunteers who offer dedicated support for those in need.
PIPS Charity offers a ‘no appointment’ service to ensure there is always someone to contact for a chat when a person might feel vulnerable, might be at risk of suicidal behaviours or in need of assistance or guidance . PIPS is your light in the dark. When a person comes to PIPS for help they will be spoken to immediately and a stay safe/support plan will be put in place. We have an open door policy and you will not have to wait days or weeks to see a counsellor/therapist. In addition to providing this immediate support, PIPs acts as a gateway to other services. PIPS Charity also facilitates a regular family support group.
The PIPS name is synonymous across the general public in Belfast with the provision of support during crisis times and with suicide and self-harm prevention guidance during these crises.
PIPS support extends to families and friends bereaved by suicide. This provision takes the form of group work, 1-2-1 befriending, counselling, therapies, peer support and advocacy.
PIPS also provide a range of training courses in suicide and self-harm prevention with a focus on intervention at the earliest possible point.
To date, these training programmes have been delivered to a wide range of groups including sports teams and their coaches, students, youth workers, community activists, Unison etc.
PIPS endeavors to make the understanding of signs of suicide, the promotion of self-help and the need for immediate, appropriate services at the point of crisis everyone’s business.
Opening Hours (No appointment needed)
|Monday||9am – 9pm|
|Tuesday||9am – 5pm|
|Wednesday||9am – 9pm|
|Thursday||9am – 5pm|
|Friday||9am – 9pm|
|Saturday||2pm – 6pm|
|Sunday||2pm – 6pm|
Family Group Meeting – every Wednesday 7pm-9pm