If you are concerned about the mental health of a loved one, friend or relative this information may help. Learn more
If you care for someone with a mental illness, you may find that there are times when that person’s mental illness worsens and needs additional or more urgent help. This might be for someone who is not yet diagnosed with a mental illness or for someone who has a long history of mental illness. This section aims to give you information on who to contact if you feel that the situation has reached crisis and you need immediate help and support.
This information is aimed at families, friends and carers of people with a mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. There are suggestions for dealing with common symptoms associated with these conditions such as delusions, withdrawing from other people and risky behaviour.
Many people with mental illnesses have thoughts of suicide, or attempt suicide. Suicide is the main cause of premature death in people with mental health problems, but many suicides can be prevented. This factsheet looks at risk factors for suicide and ways in which suicide might be prevented. Learn more