You may spend a lot of time with your workmates. This puts you in a good position to notice changes in someone's behaviour or mood, which may indicate that they are not coping. Have you noticed signs that a workmate is behaving differently? Maybe missing deadlines or getting frustrated with tasks or people. By checking in with them and asking if they are OK, you could help your workmate open up and can show them that you care and are there to help.
Know the signs
If you’re concerned about someone at work, learning about the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression may help you understand what is going on for them, and give you more confidence to ask if they are ok. It’s important not to make assumptions or attempt to provide a diagnosis or counselling – but if you are genuinely concerned about someone you can encourage them to seek support and let them know you’re there to help.