It is important to show how concerned you are and tell them that you are worried about them. If you think someone is unwell:
Don’t be afraid to ask how they are.
Spending time with them – lets them know you care, and can help you understand what they’re going through.
Ask them how you can help – it might be arranging an appointment to see their GP, support service or helping them with daily tasks such as cleaning or food shopping.
Be open-minded – try to be non-judgemental
Show trust and respect – this will help them to rebuild and maintain a sense of self-esteem. This can also help you to cope a bit better if you can see your support having a positive impact on the person you care about.
Look after yourself – Supporting someone else can sometimes be stressful. Making sure that you look after your own wellbeing can mean that you have the energy, time and distance you need to be able to help.
Get support – You may be entitled to social care support from Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council to help you care for your friend or family member.