Supporting someone else with their mental health

We all go through tough times, and people help us through them. Other times we worry about other people’s mental health.

Whether they are a friend, family member or colleague, there are many ways to support somebody you care about.

Through our research-based mental health information and advice, and ongoing programmes and policy work, we want to help people look after their mental health, prevent more serious problems from developing and help everyone live mentally healthy lives.

How to support someone with a mental health problem

Sometimes we worry about other people’s mental health. Whether they are a friend, family member or colleague, there are many ways to support somebody you care about.

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Supporting a partner with depression

Understanding how depression affects your partner can be key to building a healthy, supportive relationship that supports both people’s mental wellbeing. Our supporters shared how they support a partner who is depressed.

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Talking to children about scary world events

How to minimise the negative impact the news can have on your children through open and honest conversations.

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Talking to your children about healthy internet use

Useful tips on how to keep children safe and healthy online - how to minimise the negative impact on your child, while encouraging healthy internet use to maximise the benefits.

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Relationships at work: our top tips for managers

We discuss how the five top tips for healthy relationships apply to working life, and in particular to the line management relationship.

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Random acts of kindness

Research shows that helping others can be good for our mental health. Read 50 random act of kindness you can do today.

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Our mental health publications

Our high-quality, evidence-based mental health publications are free to download and available to buy in print.

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Understanding mental health

Our mental health A-Z includes lots of information about mental health problems and the things that can impact our mental health.

Supporting mental health in children and young people

Resources for school

Resources to help schools discuss mental health topic like loneliness, body image and kindness with their students.

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Resources for education staff

Our resources for education staff can help you look after your own mental health as well as that of your students.

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Resources for parents and caregivers

Resources to help parents and caregivers look after their own and their children's mental health.

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Supporting mental health at work

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How to support mental health at work

There is strong evidence that workplaces with high levels of mental wellbeing are more productive.

Get help

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, know that you are not alone and there are places you can go to get help.
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