Worried about a friend’s mental health?

It is important that you encourage people to share their concerns with an adult in order for them to feel comfortable talking about their mental health.

nhs talking therapies

Across our four boroughs, Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides psychological therapy services for people experiencing common mental health problems such low mood, anxiety, stress and depression.

If you or your friend is over sixteen Talking therapies  may be an option. To find out more about what each service provides in your area and how to refer, click here to learn more about useful contacts, links and self-help resources. 

If you or your friend is under sixteen consider is their a trusted adult who can help you and your friend with these worries? A Teacher,  a family member or health professional.


YoungMinds provides young people with tools to look after their mental health. Here’s their advice on what you can say and how you can support your friend, while looking after your own mental health too.


Papyrus is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide. Their national helpline, HOPELineUK, including text and email services, is staffed by a team of mental health professionals who provide practical help and advice to vulnerable young people and to those concerned about any young person who may be at risk of suicide.