How to Talk Guide

Wondering how to support someone through a difficult time or thinking of reaching out for help for the first time? Here’s some advice from student’s who’ve been through it on deciding who you should talk to or where to go for help.

Why Should I Talk?

When you are upset, worried or feeling down, it can help to talk about what you are going through. Talking to someone about what’s troubling you can make a big difference to how you feel. Often in talking with someone you gain a different perspective that can help you look at things in a different […]

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Who Should I Talk To?

Talk to your family, a friend or someone you trust. It’s not right for everyone or every situation, but sometimes friends and families can be a really good source of support. You may not want to tell everyone what you are going through. However, perhaps there is someone you are close to who can help […]

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Worried About Someone Else?

You don’t have to be an expert to talk about mental health you just need to show someone you care and are there to help them through the difficult time. When a someone you care about is going through a difficult time, it can be worrying for everyone involved. You can be there for them […]

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Starting the Conversation

You are not expected to be an expert, have all the answers or be able to solve anyone else’s problems. Sometimes the most helpful thing you can do is let someone know you are there for them and simply listen. Being there for people, and offering a listening ear when they need to talk, will […]

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Looking After Your Own Mental Health

Life is like a rollercoaster It’s full of ups and downs, you have to weather the storms and learn to ride the waves. The downs in life are only temporary, these will pass and will only make you stronger. So be kind to yourself, respect yourself and avoid self-criticism. Make time for you and doing […]

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Accompanying Someone to Support Services

It takes courage to take that first step towards accessing support. Simply just by being there, you can make the experience much easier for your friend. You could also help the person to explain the situation or take the opportunity to voice your concerns. Remember, it is important to take your lead from your friend […]

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