Mental Health Carer Support Service

What Mental Health Carers Support is:

Short Term Intervention and Support for carers of people with mental health problems, providing information, signposting and practical support with the aim to build carers’ resilience. We will work together to support a person caring for someone experiencing mental health problems to manage the condition and improve their quality of life.

Who is a Carer?

A carer is anyone, including children and adults who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid.

Who the service is for?

  • Any carer of a person living with a mental health problem (diagnosed or undiagnosed)
  • Any potential carer where a person is undergoing assessment for mental health conditions
  • Carers who needs support, information or signposting to prevent further problems developing.
  • Carers in need of a listening ear.

We can help you to access:

  • Information about Mental Health
  • Access to training
  • Crossroads Carer Support and Activity Groups
  • Assistance with claiming or reviewing benefit entitlements via signposting.
  • Referrals to other services for People with Mental Health conditions.

How do I access the service?

  • Fill in a referral form here
  • Telephone

You will then be contacted by the Mental Health Carers Support Co-ordinator who will meet with you and discuss the options that may be available to you.  Following your meeting the Co-ordinator will support you to access the services as identified through your assessment.

To speak to an advisor please call 01709 464574 or 07543373241