Help me to help (18 or over)

Below you’ll find some useful hints and tips about helping someone you are concerned about and also about how to help yourself during this period. Please first take note of the following important information by pressing the button.

If that person needs help urgently then either encourage them to contact one of the following teams for immediate advice, or if appropriate then you can contact one of these teams to determine a way forward:

You are here because you are concerned about someone.

There are many things you can do to help them. 

Below you will find information about resources and teams that can really help you to help them. Just as the person in difficulty will respond to and value different forms of information so will you. So we have therefore categorised these as teams that you can talk to; things you can read; things you can listen to; things you can watch; things you can suggest they do and mobile apps that can help you. We also include all the websites we reference throughout our website. 

Click here to go to the help sections below, or simply scroll down or click the appropriate icon on the right.

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Scroll down to see all sections or click the icons at the bottom of the screen to go to a specific help section.

However you decide to support this person, we would always urge you to advise them to talk to someone, it’s Why Talking Fixes. Talking with someone who is there to support them can guide them most effectively to positive solutions and positive outcomes. 

Oh and don’t forget yourself too. It’s a difficult time for you too, so we have also included some resources to help you go about helping yourself. Click the button below.

Talking

Reading

Listening

Watching

Doing

Mobile Apps

Websites

Here are some for materials that may help you to help them

We would always urge you to encourage them to talk to someone too – it’s Why Talking Fixes. Please tell them that talking with someone who is there to support them, can guide them most effectively to positive solutions and positive outcomes.  

We don’t know exactly how they feel but some of these groups may be able to help you to help them.

Contact one of these 

Click one of these images – for helplines, text lines or online counselling.

We don’t know exactly how they feel but some of these reading materials may help you to help them.

Have a read of these

More reading:

Click the bookmark below to see a list of other reading options that may be of value

We don’t know exactly how they feel but some of these listening materials may help you to help them.

Have a listen to these

More listening:

Click the headphones below to see a list of other options that may be of value

We don’t know exactly how they feel but some of these video resources below may help you to help them.

Take a look at these 

Can you make someone get help with their mental health

Play Video

Five steps to help your friend

Play Video

Starting a conversation when you are worried about them

More watching:

Click the video icon below to see a list of other videos that may be of value.

We don’t know exactly how they feel but some of these groups or activities may be useful to recommend to them.

Join in one of these 

There are many societies and groups that they can join or things that they can do to get active and get out. For us here in Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire look at the following that you may be able to suggest to them to inspire them (for other locations you will need to do some research on the internet for options in your local area).

Click the images below to see documents with groups, organisations and clubs listed with their purpose and contact details.

If you know of any other groups, clubs, organisations or activities that you would recommend then do let us know (use our Contact us form) so that we can review them and add them to the list. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Groups and Clubs

Things to do in Ilkeston and the surrounding areas

Things to do in Derby and Derbyshire

Things to do in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Apps for mobile phones/tablets that can help you

Combined Minds is an app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, to help families and friends support young people with their mental health.

Click the mobile for more info

The Check-in app was designed by Beyond Blue and Two Bulls in consultation with young people to help take the fear out of having a conversation with a friend who might be struggling. 

This app provides building blocks for how you would approach your friend and gives you a confidence boost to know what to do if your friend does need support.

Click the mobile for more info

To see more info about Apps (including those listed here and many more),  click either or both of the images below.

Here are websites that we reference throughout our site (and more).

 

If relevant to you please go and visit their websites.

The organisations’ websites that we reference throughout our site are shown in the desktop versions of our website. To see the images/logos and to be able to click through to an organisation’s website please view this page on our WTF website on your windows/Mac desktop. 

We would like to acknowledge our appreciation to these organisations for their fantastic work and permission to reference them.

On your mobile, please see the CAMHS website referenced below.

Below are the websites we have referenced and signposted throughout our own website. We would like to acknowledge our appreciation to these organisations for their fantastic work and permission to reference them.

Click any of the images/logos below to go through to their websites.

On tablet please use landscape view to see the images/logos of the organisations.

Below is a comprehensive curated list of websites with descriptions (including many of the ones we have referenced).  Click the image to see them.

Looking after

This is a difficult time for you as you are seeking to help someone who you feel needs some support and guidance.

If you’re supporting someone make time for yourself (have a bath and lock the door so you’re not disturbed, do some baking, read a book, phone a friend) get some fresh air whenever you can eat regular meals and drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel like it. You need to be physically well yourself to be able to help anyone else.

Here are some resources that give very good advice on how you can look after yourself too at this difficult time. Whilst their focus may be on a particular situation, the advice given is valuable for many different types of situations that you may be dealing with.

Remember, “you cannot pour from an empty cup” (Jo Garvey)

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Trustee Corner

Important information

Just need to let you know that all materials referenced below are to help you to help someone and that Will Garvey Trust Foundation cannot be responsible for their content or use. Here we provide links (signposts) for you, for example to other websites, videos and podcasts provided by other organisations and groups. Please use the information and resources responsibly and review any policies or disclaimers applicable at the referenced sites.

Important information

Just need to let you know that all materials referenced below are to help you to help someone and that Will Garvey Trust Foundation cannot be responsible for their content or use. Here we provide links (signposts) for you, for example to other websites, videos and podcasts provided by other organisations and groups. Please use the information and resources responsibly and review any policies or disclaimers applicable at the referenced sites.