WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A GOOD MATE?
Maybe it’s turning up at a friend’s door with a takeaway after a busy day, sending a meme you know they’ll find funny, or being there when they’re struggling. It can be hard to know when someone you care about is finding things tough and even harder to know what to say – we got you.
SOMETIMES ITS EASIER TO TALK TO A STRANGER
Don’t be offended or take it to heart if they don’t want to reveal all. When a friend doesn’t want to tell you what’s going on, it can feel a bit like you’ve failed, but you haven’t. There’s nothing wrong with giving them a nudge in the direction of some professional support. CALM’s helpline and webchat service is open every day from 5pm until midnight. It’s free, confidential and run by trained professionals who will support your mate in their next steps