Someone else struggling?

It can be hard to know what to do or say if you are concerned about someone else who may be struggling. There are lots of things you can do – from noticing changes in their behaviour through to practical support to help them seek professional help and support.

It is important to remember that you are not responsible for the treatment or management of someone else’s concerns or mental health conditions. Whilst it’s ok to listen and be supportive, if someone is relying on you instead of working with a professional, they are less likely to seek the support they need. Actively helping someone seek professional support is the most important thing you can do.

The resources below provide information on how to support someone you are worried about.