A guide to taking the first steps, making empowered decisions and getting the right support for you.
It can sometimes be really difficult to talk about your feelings with friends or family. It's common to feel worried about upsetting people you care about, and feel nervous about what people will think, or how it might affect your relationships.
You may feel more comfortable opening up to friends or family than professionals, or you may find it easier to approach a professional (such as your doctor) first. There's no right or wrong way round. But the people closest to us can often be a valuable source of support.
Whenever you feel ready, these tips might help you start the conversation:
For more information about talking to your friends about your mental health, visit the Mental Health Foundation website.
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