Friends can be helpful
Friends can help you with your mental health in lots of different ways. They might check in with how you are feeling, or simply make you laugh with the best TikToks. They might also help you by:
Talking things through - If you are finding things difficult, talking things through with a friend can help you understand how you are feeling and what support you might need. It might even be that they just sit and listen. A friend can be there for you by listening to how you are feeling and keep you company to remind you that you are not alone.
Give practical support For example, if you are nervous about going to a party, friends can help you by going to the party with you, messaging you to see how you are getting on, or helping you find a quiet space.
Taking your mind off things They can take your mind off what might be making you feel low or stressed.
Notice changes in your mood Friends that know you well might recognise if you are struggling or not feeling your best and can check in to see if you need support.
When friends help and support you, they can boost your self-esteem, make you feel good, and remind you that you are loved for who you are. They can help you to look after your mental health.