How you can help a mate?
Having someone to share problems with can be a big help. If you feel your mate is struggling, just asking the question, ‘Are you OK?’ and listening to them, can help them through a tough time.
Things you might notice
Increased use of drugs and/or alcohol
Carelessness and risk taking
Giving away possessions
Putting affairs in order
Preparing to go away
Things you might hear
Watch for warning signs
Anniversary of a friend or relative’s death
Drug and/or alcohol dependence
If you’re talking to a mate who’s having some issues, but you’re not sure how you can help
don’t hesitate to contact OzHelp on their behalf. We can arrange a field visit to meet your mate onsite.