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Mental health

Support for friends and family

It can be hard to know what to do if you are worried about the mental health of somebody you love or if somebody tells you that they are having problems.

If you’re looking after someone with a mental health problem who could not cope without your help you may be a carer and entitled to an assessment and help in your own right. Find out about the help available for carers in Devon.

Read the NHS website to understand the signs that someone may need help.

The Mind website has information to help you understand how to support someone with a mental health problem and how to best help them as they access professional services.
If you are dealing with the loss of a loved one from suicide, bereavement support partnership Support after Suicide has created a booklet called Help is at Hand which can help you to deal with the situation, and can help others supporting you.