What signs do I look for if I’m worried about my mate?

When you see your friend acting in a way you’ve not noticed before, it can be uncomfortable.

But with so many changes happening in the world, you might expect to see changes in the people around you.

Here are some signs that your friend might need a little support, from you, or from others.

If you do notice changes you’re worried about, check out our other tips & stories which are there to help you to support your mate.

Things to look out for

  1. Not wanting to do the things they usually do.
  2. Finding everyday things overwhelming.
  3. Not replying to messages or being distant.
  4. Avoiding people or seeming quiet.
  5. Appearing restless or agitated.
  6. Easily tearful.
Source: The Samaritans

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