If you’re worried about someone else's mental health and wellbeing, there are a number of things you can do:

  • Are they in danger? If you believe someone is in immediate danger or seriously injured, call 999 or 112.  
  • Find a safe space. If an incident has just happened, try to find somewhere quiet, where they feel safe. 

  • Let the person affected know that you are concerned about them, and that the difficulties they are experiencing are not unusual – one in four people experience mental health problems each year. This might help to open a conversation. 
  • Listen, believe and support them. Just letting them know that you care can help to open a conversation. Never pressure someone into making choices. 


Take care of yourself
It can be upsetting to listen to someone in distress. The Academy's Counselling Service offers confidential help, can advise how best to support someone, and is open to both students and staff. 


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