Belfast Pupils Create Technology to Raise Awareness of Suicide and Mental Health Issues




Signz –  A company created by students of the North Belfast Boys’ Model School, under the Young Enterprise Northern Ireland business programme, announce that their innovative app is live on the iOs and Android App stores.

The app created by the boys is designed to spot the signs of suicide risk in others and help those who are currently suffering from mental health issues, like depression.

The Managing Director of Signz, Kian Mckay said “Suicide is one of the leading issues for young people in our own area and worldwide. We have created this app with the intention of helping those people who are suffering or those who are worried about someone. Every time someone downloads the app, our opportunity to help more people increases.”

The Principal of the School, Mr Logan said – “This initiative has been launched is testament to the maturity and caring nature of our students.  I am very proud of their determination to tackle such an important and difficult issue and come up with such a positive intervention.”


The app’s two-fold approach, serving both those who are worried about someone and those that are actually suffering themselves, contains the following information:

  • Signs of depression to spot

  • Advice on what to do

  • Useful Contacts

  • Support Videos

  • Mindfulness Training

  • Mood Lifting Playlists

  • Positive Quotes

Costing just £1 on iOs and £1.19 on the Android Play Store, all the proceeds of the sales of the app will go to charitable causes, such as mental health charities, supporting those who are in need.

The apps are downloadable from each App Store: iTunes:


The Managing Director of Signz, Kian Mckay