For me, reaching out has been more of a social thing, I’m lucky that my friends reach out to me. They make sure that I’m out of the house, that we go for meals, or we just, we just chill out, we just hang out, which is a lovely thing.
We have a cinema club which is something I do with my friends, it helps me out a lot, I think it helps everybody, because the cinema is probably one of my favourite places to go.
My trainer looks out for me, he always asks how I am, it’s a really small thing to him, but it means the world to me. He can really help me out if I’m having a bad morning.
Reaching out doesn’t have to be anything huge. I mean it could be something small, something tiny, for me it’s something as simple as a text, a nod of appreciation, at tap on the back, whatever, just chatting to somebody can help.
All these little things add up, they really help.
It’s all about looking out for each other, I mean, bad days can happen to anyone.
Reaching out can be as simple as letting someone know you’re there.
It’s the small things that make a big difference to people with mental health problems.
I’m Matt and I live with depression.