Are you supporting a family member with mental health difficulties and do you sometimes feel confused and alone? There are other people out there who may feel exactly the same as you. It might help you to hear about their experiences.

When we think of someone struggling with their physical or mental health, we probably don’t think about how it affects their family unit / members. It can be very isolating and impact on employment, finances, holidays and mental well-being of the whole family.

Hearing about the thoughts, emotions and coping mechanisms of another person in a similar situation can promote insight, comfort and acceptance that you are doing the best that you can.

This section explores the experiences of someone supporting a young person who is struggling with their mental health difficulties. The aim is to hopefully help others to accept that they maybe in a tough situation, to treat themselves with compassion and to know that they are not alone.

Here are some Tools to help with supporting people struggling:


Men’s Mental Health

Men’s Mental Health In England, it is estimated that as many as one in eight men suffer from common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder or ODC (obsessive-compulsive disorder).  However, it is difficult to know how accurate these statistics are, because it only describes the reported mental health status-which means that in… Continue reading Men’s Mental Health

Supporting Someone through a Crisis

How do I respond in a crisis? People with mental health problems sometimes experience a crisis, such as feeling suicidal, or experiencing their own or a different reality.  You may feel a sense of crisis too, but it’s important to stay calm yourself. There are some general strategies that you can use to help: ✔️ Listen… Continue reading Supporting Someone through a Crisis

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