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Behind the campaign

Little Things is the national mental health and wellbeing campaign by the HSE's National Office for Suicide Prevention and a coalition of more than 30 partner organisations.

The campaign focuses on sharing evidence-based, simple and powerful day-to-day steps – little things that we can all do to protect our own mental health, and support the people we care about. People are encouraged to eat and sleep well, take regular exercise, talk about their problems, drink less alcohol and stay in touch and spend time with others – all proven to improve mental health.

The campaign brings you here, to, for more information and Samaritans’ 116 123 national free phone number for a listening ear.

The campaign is supported by the HSE’s Communications Division, and is an example of a campaign designed to change the shape and tone of the mental health/suicide prevention sector by encouraging everyone to work together and solve a major signposting issue for the public.

The Little Things campaign features the lived experience of 4 generous people who have shared their experience of life’s storms and what worked for them in getting through tough times. Their stories have been animated into TV and radio adverts and have been widely shared on social media.

The Little Things campaign has been created by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention in partnership with more than 20 organisations who have pledged their support to the campaign.

Campaign partners

page last reviewed: 03/10/2018
next review due: 03/10/2021