How to Find a Mental Health Support Worker
Having a mental health support system can help to reduce feelings of isolation and provide an outlet for one’s emotions. It allows individuals to cope with difficult times, to understand their experience, and to gain skills to manage their condition.
Mental health support can come from friends, family members, psychologists, psychiatrists, and support groups or online communities. Seeking out mental health support is a sign of strength and resilience.
Sources for Mental Health Support
Ask your local mental health charity for a referral
Many of the larger charities have dedicated mental health support workers who can provide tailored and targeted assistance to those in need.
Speak to your doctor or health professional
Many health professionals will be able to refer you to a mental health support worker in your area, or suggest other resources that may be useful.
Look online for a local service
There are many online directories and listings for mental health support services, which can help you find a suitable agency or individual to work with. Check for online reviews for services with a good rating and see if their website has customer testimonials.
Connect with a friend or relative who has used a mental health support worker
They may be able to provide valuable advice and information about the service they received.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Sometimes it can be difficult to talk about mental health conditions. However, reaching out and asking for help is an important step in seeking support.
Looking for Support?
At Suitsme we are all about mental health. If you are looking for support, we will work with you to design the best program to achieve your goals, help you find a great support worker to help, and make it quick and easy for you to manage the process using our Suitsme app.
Our support workers all have expertise in mental health; they are checked, screened and employed by Suitsme. Get started today!