Being a support person can be daunting, but with the right tools you can walk alongside those you care about and help them through. Clearhead will guide you on how to be the best support person for your loved one’s situation, while also looking after yourself and your own wellbeing.
Your support person wellbeing plan gives you quick, easy lessons and interactive tools that teach you how to approach sensitive topics. You’ll also learn how to spot signs of depression, anxiety, emotional distress and many more common mental health issues.
Create an effective 7-step suicide safety plan that’s specific to the person you’re supporting. This safety plan will include vital information such as warning signs to look out for, coping mechanisms, and who they can go to in times of crisis. Help your loved one to share the load when they’re feeling distressed and lay down a clear action plan.
Being a support person can be rewarding, but it can also be tough to know when you need to involve a professional. Your support person wellbeing plan will help you to know when you need to involve professional help. You can easily find a therapist on Clearhead if extra support is needed.
Providing support can be an intense and draining experience. Helpful tools such as breathing exercises, our mood journal, and gratitude lessons support you to reset your emotions and keep you topped up so you can continue being a source of support for the people in your life.
RECOMMENDED LESSONS FOR SUPPORT PEOPLE
Learn tips for supporting someone, when to get professional help, and how to recognise signals of emotional distress and problematic thought patterns in others.Find out more
Work with the person you’re supporting to create an agreed plan of action when they’re experiencing suicidal thoughts. You’ll answer questions together and end up with a step by step plan to support safety at times of crisis or emotional distress.Find out more