Supporting Others It can be hard and distressing to see someone you care for experience a mental health condition or struggle to cope with a difficult situation. Mental health problems can be complex. People demonstrate different symptoms and respond differently to treatment options. A person with a mental health condition will benefit from the right treatment and support. Having someone to lean on while working through this experience can reduce stress and help them on the road to recovery. Sometimes, just being there can make a difference. Knowing that there is someone to talk to, who will listen without passing judgement, can ease the burden for a person who is not coping. If the person you want to support doesn’t seem comfortable talking to you or anyone else in person, digital mental health resources may be another option for them to explore. You don't need any special training to show someone you care about them; sometimes, just being there can make all the difference to a person who is struggling with depression, anxiety or sadness. However you choose to provide support, there is plenty of information available to help you get started. We provide some information and links in the resources section of the Mental Health Hub.