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Help someone you know

When someone you care about isn’t acting the way they normally do, it’s hard to know what to say. You may want to help them, but perhaps you don’t know how. Here’s some advice on how to start these conversations and what to look for. Also, don’t forget that everyone’s different and what may work for one person may not be helpful for another.

Supporting a friend to get help

It can be difficult to know what to say or what to do when a friend needs support. Here are some helpful tips and strategies.


The Check-in app

So you’ve got a friend who you’re worried about. Knowing how to talk to them about it can be the hard part. The Check-in app helps you plan your conversation so you know how you’re going to go about it.

What to do in an emergency

If you are supporting a friend and they are in crisis, it's important to know what to do.

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Young carers

Caring for a friend or family member can be rewarding but it can also be tough. Learn how to cope, where to get support, and what you can do to help your parent, friend or sibling when they're unwell.

Looking after yourself

It's important if you are caring for someone with anxiety or depression to look after yourself, both physically and emotionally.

You need to stay strong and reliable, not only for the person you're looking after, but also for yourself. However, the constant, sometimes overwhelming nature of being a carer can put you at greater risk of developing anxiety or depression.


Talking to someone about anxiety or depression

Understanding anxiety and depression can help you be most supportive to someone you care about.