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How to help when a friend is overwhelmed and not coping

Do you have a friend that is overwhelmed or struggling to cope? Having reached out and asked how they’re going, they’ve admitted they’re not coping well, but what next? Read our advice on how you can help a friend that’s overwhelmed.

Supporting Work Colleagues

Take the time to support your work colleagues. They may be struggling, becoming withdrawn and not coping with their workload. If they are going through a tough time, there are a few things you can do to support them.

Struggling to cope - 6 reasons why you should reach out to family and friends

When we’re struggling to cope, talking about it with the people around us might be the last thing we feel like doing. We might think they won’t care, or that we will be leaving ourselves exposed. However, opening up to someone can often make us feel much better. Here are 6 reasons to reach out to someone close to you.

How lived experience storytelling can help your mental health

Stories are often about people, and a good story is about something we can relate to or identify with. Understand how lived experience storytelling can help your mental health.


A friendly and timely reminder for us all on #InternationalDayOfHappiness
If you or someone you know needs support, call 1300 659 467 any time or visit

Loneliness is now being called the ‘next big public health crisis’ according to health experts. Whilst the effects on mental health may be more obvious, research has also revealed concerning implications on our physical health. More via @SBS

If you are affected by any of the recent news, our counsellors are here to support you. Call Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 or visit for resources and online counselling.

Numerous studies have already identified that #loneliness puts people at greater risk for physical disease and, shockingly, have now revealed that it may reduce our life span.