The Australian government tweeted about this earlier, and I decided to take a look. I absolutely love what they’ve done here.
“Got a niggling feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re just not themselves. Trust that gut instinct and act on it.
By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up. If they say they are not ok, you can follow our conversation steps to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are ok, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask.”
Seriously, if you’ve been thinking about how to approach someone, check this out. If you know someone who’s expressed concern about someone in their life, share it with them, and if you’re not currently feeling this way about anyone, save it for the next time you are!