Supporting someone seeking help for a mental health problem
This page is for friends and family of someone who is experiencing a mental health problem, who wish to support them to seek help.
Most people experiencing a mental health problem will speak to friends and family before they speak to a health professional, so the support you offer can be really valuable. This page contains information on:
- offering emotional support
- offering practical support
- what you can do if someone can’t or won’t seek help
- what you can do in an emergency
- looking after yourself