You may spend a lot of time with your workmates. This puts you in a good position to notice changes in someone’s behaviour or mood, which may indicate that they are not coping. Have you noticed signs that a workmate is behaving differently? Maybe missing deadlines or getting frustrated with tasks or people?
Or have you got a friend or family member who seems to need some help?
If you’re concerned that someone doesn’t quite seem themselves, starting a conversation and checking they’re OK can make a real difference. Having someone show concern can often be a turning point, encouraging them to seek support.
- Starting a conversation
- Let them know about supports are available
- How to help in a crisis (when someone is suicidal)
Importantly, supporting someone else also means Looking after yourself