Checking-in with a friend
Sometimes when you are in tune with your mental health and looking after yourself, it becomes a lot easier to notice when a friend or someone your care about isn't acting the way they normally do. It can be hard to know what to say or do when you think a friend might be struggling, so beyondblue has developed the Check-in app to help check-in with a friend you are worried about.
The app takes you through four steps, super easy and super quick, getting you to think about where you might check in, what you might say and how might you support your friend. There is also a section showing you things to consider, such as what if my friend denies there is a problem or what if I say something silly.
After you have had your conversation you can go back into the app and rate how it went and it will then give you advice on the next steps. There's also links to where you can get support and tips from other young people.