Support from friends and family

Some young people seek mental health support from their friends and family in lots of different ways, including face-to-face, by text, or over the phone. 

  • How likely are you to seek mental health support from your friends and family?
  • What has been your experience of speaking to your friends and family when you need support?
  • What might make it easier for your friends and family to support you if you’re feeling low and/or anxious?

Why the contribution is important

It is important for us to learn about your experiences and ideas for improvements so we can make it easier for friends and family to support young people to get mental health support.

by ScotParlCEU on October 26, 2018 at 04:50PM

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  • Posted by endowarrior_x November 26, 2018 at 00:08

    It was quite a difficult one at first I didn't want anyone to know I was suffering from depression but I was glad when they found out so they could give me the support. The difficulty was that family weren't sure on what to say that would help and how to help me. It would have been good if they had more access to information or even pages on how to support someone with their mental health.
  • Posted by Tynecastle11119 January 17, 2019 at 09:30

    The group discussion about mental health support at Tynecastle High School on Friday 11th January 2019 stressed that friends and family should be listed separately as some young people would prefer to speak to either friends or family depending on the nature of their problem.

    They agreed that it may help if more information was made easily accessible for friends and families on how to support someone with their mental health.
  • Posted by Tynecastle11119 January 17, 2019 at 09:34

    Most of the participants in the group discussion about mental health support at Tynecastle High School on Friday 11th January 2019 indicated that they would reach out to friends or family first if they required mental health support.
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