If someone you know has a mental health problem, there are things you can do to help:
Spend time with them.
Listen without interrupting.
Accept how they feel and don’t minimise their feelings, by saying things like, “Come on, pull yourself together.”
Help them get out of the house by going for a walk with them.
Offer to help them with practical tasks, such as tidying up, cleaning, and shopping.
Professional support from mental health providers and their GP is available. Helpful numbers can be found on our website.