Anxiety disorders - Carers
Information for carers, friends and relatives
It is important to seek support if are struggling to cope. Check whether there are any local support groups you can go to. If you feel you need additional support to care for your loved one, ask for a carer’s assessment from your local authority.
If your loved one is supported by a mental health team and you are their carer, you should be involved with decisions about care planning. But there are rules about confidentiality that might make this difficult. Unless the person you care for consents, the team will not share confidential information about them with you. The team should ask your loved one for consent to share information with you.
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Contact our Advice team about mental health & related issues
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