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.

Be that reassuring friend, maybe somebody they can vent to.

Importantly though, you can also help them find the professionals who can support them further, encourage them to seek professional help.  Hub of Hope is just one place you can help them find help.

Things you can do

  1. Just be there
  2. Allow them to vent, knowing you don't have to fix anything
  3. Help them find the help they need

Useful links & resources

The Hub of Hope hubofhope.co.uk
The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by Chasing the Stigma, the national mental health charity, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time.

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