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How can I help?
I’m not feeling ok myself, how can I tell someone?
When you’re not feeling great, it can be hard to tell anyone, or ask for help, even if all you need is a chat or a hug. But there is ALWAYS someone who wants to listen.
I am not qualified to help my mate, so what do I talk about?
Helping a friend who is struggling doesn’t have to mean fixing their problems, you don’t have to be the expert. You can simply be the bridge between them struggling and them finding the right help and support.
How do I start the conversation when I can see my mate needs professional support?
The best way is to do so in the most normal and natural way for you and that friend. You don’t have to speak differently or go to an environment that is strange to you both.
When is it ok to step in if I’m worried about my mate?
Immediately. If you are worried about somebody, you should reach out.
What signs do I look for if I’m worried about my mate?
Here are some signs that your friend might need a little support, from you, or from others.
What do I say if my friend mentions they’ve had suicidal thoughts?
Reassurance is key in any conversation around mental health and so your initial reaction to these words will be the foundation to how the conversation proceeds, and can let your friend know that you are taking them seriously.
My mate’s gone quiet and doesn’t seem themself. What should I do?
Often it is friends who are best placed to spot these changes and so it’s really important to act on anything you feel is not right.
How many times should I check in with someone who’s ignoring me? Is it me? Or them? How do I know?
If you are worried about somebody, do check in, but understand these things can take time.
How do I reconnect after lockdown? I feel like I don’t know my mate anymore?
It is really important to know that people will respond differently to changes; the key is to be honest.