We all experience feelings of anxiety, worry and fear from time to time. But if you have noticed someone is not themselves and you are worried it might be getting worse we are here to help.
Someone who has a mental health problem may not realise or acknowledge that they're not behaving as they usually do. Often it's a partner, family member or carer who first realises something’s wrong.
They may not be aware of a problem or may not want to talk about it. If you’re not sure how to approach the situation search the resources below, they all offer good advice and practical help.
Talking can be the first step to getting better. Let the person know you care. Encourage them to talk, and listen to what they say. It is important to remind them that having a mental health problem is not a sign of weakness.
Is it an emergency?
If you are concerned their health is getting worse, encourage them to see their GP. If you think they might harm themselves or someone else call 999 for an ambulance or go to their nearest Accident & Emergency department.
What are the signs and symptoms?
We have a range of self help guides available here.