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Asking if I'm ok

He just knows. I think that comes with just living with someone for a while, there are days that I would wake up and I don’t feel as sparkly as I would usually feel and without me even saying anything he will just bring me a cup of tea. Just the one, and put his arm around me and ask if I’m feeling okay. 
Britt

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Look around you

Has someone you know started spending time on their own at breaktime at work or on an evening then try to speak to them. They maybe having a tough time, reach out to them.

Tim

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Spend some time

One day, I was feeling pretty lonely and down. A friend came over and encouraged me to go on a walk. It was like a light went on.

KH

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Give a little

Recently, I had to get rid of most of my belongings. I didn't have undergarments. A friend recognized my need and he brought me to the dollar stores to buy undergarments. This instilled hope and pride

CB

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Helping at work

on this particular day a lady called to alter her accounts, mid conversation she had a panic attack by the end of the call she was calm and incredibly thankful. all I did was talk to her.

Amber

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Bear Hugs

If you see someone who seems upset or stressed I just go up and hug them, sometimes I ask but in all reality sometimes a hug is so refreshing and calming.

Sandra

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A note in a jar

I had a jar of happy thoughts for whenever I was down, I picked one out one day that my sister had put in, It said she was there for me and to call her whenever, I've never forgotten that

Abbie

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Support

During particularly difficult times my husband and best friend constantly keep in touch with me and with each other to make sure I get the support - emotional and practical - that I need.

E

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Hold them.

My partner has been diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety and Depression, to support her through it sometimes all I need to do is hold her tight, kiss her forehead and tell her "I've got you, it's ok."

Jade

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A card for thought

My best friends sent me a 'Beyonce wasn't built in a day' card when I was going through a bad spell. It let me know they were thinking of me and also that taking the time to get back to me is ok too.

Rachael

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Tough Love

The thing that had the biggest impact on me when I was recovering from depression/anxienty was my boyfriend staying when I said "Go away". He just sat quietly with me and showed me he still cared.

Kate

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Being there

My sister Martina has been a good support over the years. She's on what's app when I need her and knows when I'm goingthrough something. She's understanding and offers a good perspective on things.

Yvonne

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being there

its not always what you do that makes a difference, its not what you say that matters, what really counts is how you be and just being there is often enough

liz

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the rough times

I have a friend who just knows what I'm thinking and will therefor know when I'm going through a rough time. They sit and listen to me reassuring me that I will get through the bad times. I love them.

Caitlin

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Listen and Empathise

Don't judge, try to think ...what if it was a member of your family, a friend, a colleague or even you!

Stuart

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Just listern,talking be with friends making feel welcome. Support one other.

Victoria

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