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Rethink Carers Lancashire

Open to: Carers

Central Lancashire
Brindle Community Centre, Water Street, Brindle, Chorley, PR6 8HN
East Lancashire
Brave Church, Watson St, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, BB5 3HH.
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PR7 6DH
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We meet on the third Thursday each month, 10.15pm to 12.30pm in East Lancashire and 2.00pm - 4.00pm in Central Lancashire . We also hold Mini Conferences several times a year (detail below)

Group Coordinator: Valerie Minns

Our group is in its 10th year of supporting carers by providing helpful information, a listening ear, empathy and suggestions for getting the best care for loved ones living with mental illness. We have excellent knowledge of local and national mental health services, as well as strong relationships with local service managers (both NHS and also social services teams from Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and Lancashire councils). Our group offers peer support both in the group and at meetings that carers may attend such as needs assessment or clinical interventions. This gives carers the confidence and support they need.
Carers can access the group via email or telephone or attend meetings in central Lancashire These give people plenty of opportunity to share experiences with each other and also tend to be mini conferences featuring key speakers. If required, we can contribute to travel expenses or we can try to arrange lifts. Our basis is a belief that the best support for carers of people with mental illness is to have the best care for their loved ones. If you wish to get involved in the group, require any support or want to sign up to our newsletter, please contact us. This group is open to anyone across Lancashire.

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