1. Be the brain for humour.

Is your friend feeling down or having a bad day?

Be a lamb and cheer them up because ‘Laughter is the best medicine.’

2. Be the shoulder to cry on.

You don’t always have to offer ‘physical’ help.

Some days, you just need to be there to help dry the tears and offer emotional support to make them feel better.

3. Be the open ear.

Bottling up feelings aren’t healthy. Listen and try to understand them.

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They need someone to open up to and nobody suits this role better than you.

4. Be the helping hand.

Beyond offering assistance for their physical needs, accept them for who they are and lift them up.

Be honest: counsel them when they err and celebrate them when they do something right.