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The Phoenix Group - Lancaster

Open to: Carers

Carnforth

We meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 4.00pm to 5.30pm over Zoom.

Group Coordinator: Sue Flowers, Pete Flowers

We have been set up by Sue and Pete, who established the group to provide an opportunity for people who are caring for their loved ones affected by mental illness in the North Lancashire and South Cumbria area to come together.

The group aims to provide a safe, supportive and confidential space for people to connect, share their concerns and learn from each other. Sue and Pete have their own personal experiences of caring for family members with mental health conditions and understand how important it is to have others around you who really understand the nature and complexity of what you might be facing.

The group was due to launch in early 2020, but unfortunately due to the lockdown the launch was delayed; we now have a small and welcoming group who have met monthly since November 2020

The meetings are held every third Wednesday of each month and are open to anyone who has a family member with mental illness or anyone who identifies has a mental health carer in the surrounding areas of Lancashire, South Cumbria, and North Yorkshire.

Within the meeting, we provide a safe and supportive opportunity for people to share their own personal experiences of supporting someone with mental ill health and receive suggestions and tips from other members. We also aim to encourage personal wellbeing in addition to the wellbeing of those we care for, and intend to share knowledge of local sources of support; on occasion will have people attend the meeting to present information that our members may find useful.

So far we have had to meet online (on Zoom) rather than face-to-face, but the group does plan to meet in person during the summer
We know that for many of us, the most important thing we get out of the group is that we are not alone and know that other members experience the same challenges.

The group will be meeting once a month on Zoom. If you want to find out more or attend the group, please contact us via email or phone.

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