Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC108770

Mental Health Charity Northern Ireland

The Zachary Geddis Break The Silence Trust (ZGBTST)

The Zachary Geddis Break The Silence Trust aims to bring more awareness to the community of Northern Ireland surrounding the topic of Mental Health and decrease the stigma surrounding Suicide.

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Est October 2017

ZGBTST - The Voice of Those Suffering in Silence

The Zachary Geddis Break the Silence Trust (ZGBTST) is dedicated to being the ongoing legacy of Zachary Geddis, who suffered from mental health issues from the age of 14. Tragically, we lost Zachary on 18th March 2017 and have faced the full force of being bereaved by suicide since the day he left us.

As a family of campaigners, we spend our lives promoting the need for more accessible, inclusive, immediate and individualised mental health services across Northern Ireland.

We proudly launched ZGBTST (originally a small advocacy and campaigning organisation) on 16th October 2017 on what would have been Zachary’s 21st Birthday.

Having opened our first grassroots mental health centre in 2022, ZGBTST has now grown into one of Northern Ireland’s most respected and well-known grassroots non-profit charities assisting over 200 individuals weekly from age 8 and above.

How we can help you

ZGBTST Hubs
In 2021 we asked the community via an online and in person survey, what services they felt were of most need post pandemic. One ...
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Mentoring
This service has become the most popular that is offered at ZGBTST. Once an initial consultation has been conducted, our client’s case is discussed ...
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Adult Support Section
At ZGBTST, we offer a wide range of counselling services for individuals from 8 years and above. Current we accept referrals from clients themselves, ...
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Community Section
As part of our mission statement ZGBTST strives to increase the knowledge of our local community on the topic of mental health awareness and ...
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Superstars Youth Service
ZGBTST’s Superstars Youth Service was launched in February 2022 as a response to our 2021 online and in person survey which highlighted community need ...
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How you can help us

There are lots of ways you can support ZGBTST. We are a charity and we couldn’t continue to support vulnerable members of the community without your help. 

Upcoming Events & Latest Blogs

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Garfield Weston Foundation new funding for ZGBTST announcement!  
Garfield Weston Foundation new funding for ZGBTST announcement! The Zachary Geddis Break the Silence Trust is delighted to announce that we have secured funding from ...
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ZGBTST Represent Mental Health Services at Causeway Pride Health and Wellbeing Hub!
ZGBTST Represent Mental Health Services at Causeway Pride Health and Wellbeing Hub! Zachary Geddis Break the Silence Trust were delighted to promote our services at ...
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ZGBTST Receives £15,000 Support from Kingsbridge Foundation
ZGBTST have received £15,000 financial support from Kingsbridge Foundation, who provide 5 star rated private healthcare in Ballykelly, Belfast and Sligo. Yasmin welcomed the team ...
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If you would like more information, have any questions or would like to contact either Yasmin, Louise or Terry – please fill out the contact form below and your query will be forwarded on.

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