Getting help in a crisis - Support
How do I get help for myself?
Caring for someone with a mental illness can be difficult. There will be times when you will need support for yourself, especially if your relative is going through a crisis or emergency.
You may find carer support groups helpful. You can go to them to meet others for support and to share information and suggestions. Many people consider other carers the real experts who can offer tips and ideas on how to deal with situations.
You could also ask your local council’s social services department for a ‘carer’s assessment’. You would then be assessed to see if you need services for yourself to help you with your caring responsibilities.
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