How to support someone you're worried about

If you think someone is in immediate danger, the quickest way to get help is to call an ambulance on 999.
What to do if someone is in immediate danger or experiencing a mental health crisis.

5. How to talk about getting extra support

When you’re talking to the person you’re worried about, you can mention services that you think would be useful, and pass on contact information. You can also offer to accompany them to appointments, or agree on a point at which it might be useful to call them.

You can’t force someone to seek help — but you can make sure they know that you’re there for them, and will support them if they do.

If you feel like you can’t support the person you’re worried about anymore, it’s okay to let them know that you won’t be available for a while.