This factsheet is about recovering from a mental illness. Recovery means different things to different people – it is very personal. Recovery is not a one-off event – it is a process that can take time. Setbacks are a natural part of improving things in the long term. Not everything in this factsheet will help you to recover from your illness, but we hope that it gives some useful suggestions so that you can find out what works for you.Download
Respite means that you have a break from caring. This factsheet explains what respite may be available to you as a carer. In this factsheet, we call the person you care for ‘your relative’.
If you have a mental illness, sections of this factsheet may be useful to you.Download
If you have a friend or family member with a mental illness, some of their behaviour might worry you. In this factsheet, we suggest some ways to deal with unusual behaviour. When we say ‘relative’ in this factsheet, we mean anyone you know who has a mental illness, even if you are not actually related. People will have different views about what is ‘unusual behaviour’. In this factsheet, it means any behaviour that you think is caused by your relative’s illness.Download