Supporting Others

The question that volunteers and staff of Aware often get asked is: What can I do to help the person I care about to feel better?

What have I already tried?

Look at this tool help clarify what you have already tried to help the person you care about to feel better.

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Why do you want to help?

Why do you want to help the person to feel better? The obvious answer may be because you care about them.

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Helpful Actions

Here is a list of suggested actions which you may find helpful.

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Things to remember

People who experience depression do recover. Aware has a range of services and supports for people who experience depression and for people who care about them.

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Why is caring for myself important?

Many people resist caring for themselves when someone they care about has depression or bipolar disorder.

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Relatives Information

A volunteer is available to provide information on all Aware services and how they can support you, your family, friends and colleagues.

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Relatives & Friends Programme

Consider participating in this psycho-educational programme designed specifically for those supporting a loved one experiencing depression or bipolar disorder.

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Supporting someone who has been hospitalised

If someone you care about has been admitted to hospital for treatment of depression or bipolar it can be useful to ask yourself what meaning this has for you.

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Concerned about suicide?

The fear that someone we care about might choose to end their own life is probably one of the worst fears that we can have.

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1800 80 48 48

Available Monday to Sunday from 10am - 10pm.

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Email at any time. You can expect a response within 24 hours.

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Support & Self-Care Groups

Aware Support & Self Care Groups offer a unique opportunity to talk openly about depression or bipolar disorder and its impact.

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