Rethink Carers Lancashire

Open to: Carers


We meet approximately every 2 months, usually in Chorley, but sometimes at other venues in Lancashire.

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.

Notice Board

  • 10th Anniversary Tea Party

    We will be holding a tea party on Friday 4th October from 2pm to 4pm at Brindle Village Hall, Water Street Brindle, Chorley PR6 8NH Delicious sandwiches and cakes, good company, lighthearted insight into what we’ve been doing for the last 10 years The event is free of for carers. Book now to avoid disappointment on 07534 369889 or email

  • Next Meeting in East Lancashire

    The next meeting in East Lancashire will be taking place on Wednesday 11th September, 6-8 pm, at Elmfield Hall Accrington. Our guest speakers will be Emma Logan of Carers Link, and Clare Hobley, of Blackburn with Darwen Carers Service, who will explain the range of support provided by each of their organisations.


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