Support someone

Supporting someone with anxiety, depression or suicidal feelings can make a big difference to them. Support might be talking to someone who’s struggling with their mental health, helping them to get professional support or giving them practical support.

Sometimes it can be hard to know what the ‘right’ thing to do is.

We have practical resources to help you decide what to say and do to help someone feel better. We’ve also got tips for looking after yourself. 

How to talk to someone you’re worried about

Maybe you’ve noticed your partner is finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning or your work colleague has been quiet lately. Should you say something? What if you say the wrong thing?

Follow our guides to make the conversation easier.

How to talk to someone you’re worried about

Support someone to see a mental health professional

Supporting someone to see a health professional about anxiety or depression can be hard. It's important to encourage them and keep the conversation going. Find out what to say, how to find a mental health professional and what to expect at the appointment.

Support someone to see a mental health professional

Support someone with anxiety or depression

Supporting someone who’s experiencing a mental health condition can be challenging. Find information and resources to learn what to expect and how you can help.

Support someone with anxiety or depression

Support someone with suicidal feelings, after a suicide attempt or loss

The most important thing you can do is show that you care, and offer support.

Caring for a child or young person

Children and young people who are part of a strong and supportive family are more likely to achieve their best possible mental health.

Many parents and carers know this. It can naturally feel like a lot of pressure.

It’s important to understand that there is no ‘perfect’ family. That there are many ways you can help support your child's mental health at each stage – from pregnancy through to their teenage years.

Find information on parenting and mental health

    Look after your own mental health and wellbeing

    Supporting someone who experiences anxiety or depression can be physically and emotionally draining.

    It's important to look after yourself and get the support you need.

    Look after your mental health and wellbeing