I Am Worried About Someone Else

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Many people experiencing a mental health problem will speak to friends and family before they speak to a health professional, so the support you offer can be really valuable.

Or you might be so concerned about them that you need to seek medical advice quickly.

What can I do?

If you are concerned that a family member, friend or loved one is in immediate danger, you can; If you are concerned about someone’s safety and think they need urgent help we advise a professional mental health assessment is carried out via the below methods.

  • The persons GP by appointment at surgery or home visit
  • Present to the Emergency Department at the General Hospital
  • Or if the risk to them or others is imminent, we strongly advise calling the emergency services and request assistance from them.
Finding ongoing support for yourself

Supporting someone who has a mental health problem can be stressful for you, so do not underestimate the effect it can have on your own wellbeing.

How to Cope when Supporting someone Else

Advice about looking after your own wellbeing when supporting someone else.


There are a wide range of services, support groups and professional organisations in Jersey that can offer support for people with specific mental health concerns such as phobias, eating disorders and problems with alcohol/drugs.

For more information, visit our list of local support services below

A-Z of Mental Health

Our A-Z of treatments includes up to date and evidence-based information on medication, therapies and types of support which might help you.


Recovery can mean different things to different people, however, for many, recovery is about living a fulfilling and meaningful life with or without ongoing mental health problems.

“I had one friend who helped me by just listening and never judging. Without him my recovery time would have been much longer”

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Louise Ogilvie