Help for a Friend or Relative

If you have concerns about the mental wellbeing of a friend or relative then you are welcome to encourage the person to contact us. Our Immediate Help Service is the best place for people to start and is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Thursday or Friday 10am to 3pm.

There are many reasons why someone might start to experience reduced mental wellbeing, and this might show in all sorts of ways – perhaps the person is not behaving as usual, or has become withdrawn. Your friend or relative might describe how they are feeling with words like: struggling, lonely, not coping, isolated, mad, sad, weepy, weary, want to hide, crying, losing it, down, end of my tether, blue. What’s important is that you’ve noticed and you’re taking steps that show you care, even if you don’t understand.

Please also be aware that FDAMH offers a Family Support service for people caring for someone with a mental health problem.

Take a look at the boxed links for a number of useful resources.