How can I help someone else seek help?

Many people experiencing a mental health problem will speak to friends and family before they speak to a health professional, so the support you offer can be really valuable. This guide covers:

  • What emotional support can I offer?
  • What practical support can I offer?
  • What can I do if someone doesn’t want my help?
  • What if they believe things that seem very unusual or scary to me?
  • What can I do if it’s an emergency?
  • How can I look after myself?

If you regularly support someone with a mental health problem you might be considered a carer. See Mind HK’s page on Carers for more information.

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