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  • Bristol Carer Service

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 29/09/2021

    Often the person you are supporting is a family member such as a partner, wife, husband, son, daughter or a friend. Whether or not you think you are a ‘carer’, support is available. We help over 200 people a year across Bristol who are looking for advice, support or information.

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  • Dudley Carer Support

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 17/09/2021

    Working across the borough of Dudley providing peer support groups, carer-led groups, additional support and a chance to share information and coping strategies. Providing practical and emotional support. Helping carers cope with all aspects of their caring role. Information available on all topics related to mental illness

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  • Rethink Companions Carer service

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 17/09/2021

    Companions Carers support offers one to one advice and signposting on all carers issues and the opportunity to attend the “Caring and coping” course that covers the following areas; • Wellbeing for carers • Carers rights • Carers assessment/benefits • Carers breaks.

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  • Carer's assessment - Under the Care Act 2014

    Advice and information | 14 min read | Last updated: 08/06/2021

    You may get support if you care for someone with a mental illness who is 18 or over. You can ask the local authority to assess your needs by asking for a carer’s assessment. The local authority must give you support and services if you have ‘eligible needs’. This section explains eligible needs, how you can get an assessment, and what support you may get.

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  • Dorset Carers Support

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 17/09/2021

    Dorset Carers Support offers advice, information and peer support for people who look after someone living with mental illness throughout the Dorset Council area. We provide one to one and group support on a wide range of topics including, specialist emotional support, targeted 1:1 support to identify and achieve personal goals, navigating the mental health system, information on conditions, medications, as well as carers rights. Our service also offers group activities and outings so that our attendees can meet other carers in their local area. In addition to this we manage a carer respite fund providing respite for carers in order to improve wellbeing. We also provide specialist training to support unpaid carers of someone with a mental illness. Our service is open to people based in Dorset except for residents who live in Bournemouth and Poole who can contact CRISP (www.crispweb.org)

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  • Respite care - Breaks for carers

    Advice and information | 10 min read | Last updated: 17/09/2021

    Respite means that you have a break from caring. This section explains what respite may be available to you as a carer. In this section, we call the person you care for ‘your relative’.

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  • Depression

    Advice and information | 23 min read | Last updated: 27/08/2021

    This section might be useful to you if you have depression or if you think you might have depression. It explains the causes, symptoms, and treatments of depression. This information may also help you if you’re a carer, friend or relative of someone living with depression.

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  • Oxford Carers Support Service

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 17/09/2021

    Oxford Carers Support believes that carers have an invaluable role in helping people recover from mental illness and that they should be acknowledged, valued and supported. We place people who use our services at the centre of everything we do. We provide high quality services and welcome feedback from service users to constantly develop and improve them. We are a highly experienced team of senior mental health recovery workers, working across Oxfordshire, specialising in supporting carers of people living with a mental illness. We work closely with Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership, signposting and referring to services and providing a carers course within the Oxfordshire Recovery College. The service provides specialist training sessions to unpaid carers throughout the year including: - Caring and coping Mental health first aid (adult and youth)

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  • Doncaster Carers Service

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 17/09/2021

    One to one support service for carers providing practical and emotional support, signposting to other services or support groups, education and information on mental illness, coping strategies, support at CPA reviews, social events for carers, explanation of carers' assessments, etc. Volunteering welcomed.

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  • Rethink Carer Support: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 09/05/2021

    We are a very long running carers support group that meets in Cambridge and Peterborough. We are visited by speakers, have a large amount of local knowledge and experience, and constantly welcome new carers to the group. We provide a telephone support line (07783 267013) run by carers for other carers. Group members are also involved in making sure the voices of carers are heard by local NHS and social care services.

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  • Oxford City Carers Support Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 22/10/2020

    We are a peer-led support group for carers. We know that being a carer can be isolating, so we aim to introduce you to other carers in the same situation. We share helpful information and invite guest speakers to talk at meetings.

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  • Going into hospital

    Advice and information | 15 min read | Last updated: 23/06/2021

    If you have a mental illness, most of your treatment will be outside hospital. Doctors call this treatment in the community. But you may need to go into hospital if you become unwell. This page has practical information about going into hospital. Each hospital is different, so we can only give an overview of what you can expect.

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  • Northallerton Rethink Mental Illness Carers Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 22/10/2020

    Our Northallerton Carers group has been running since 2003 and offers carers that support people with mental illness the chance to come together in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Our friendly group offers a safe space for people to share their experiences freely and without judgement, so our members feel less isolated and more supported. We provide information, share knowledge and skills, and occasionally organise for speakers to attend meetings to keep us up-to-date with changes to services and care. We actively welcome speakers from our local trusts and services as this provides a valuable opportunity for visiting professionals to gain an insight into the lives of carers, which will hopefully lead to better communication and understanding in the future and service improvements. Visiting speakers from other organisations provide other helpful information, including practical help, benefits advice and where to access additional help to support members in their caring role at home. Our meetings are strongly supported by our local carer support officer and The Northallerton Carers’ Centre. As well as offering information and support, we try to have some fun and organise a few social events. We warmly welcome new members.

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  • The Phoenix Group - Lancaster

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 05/07/2021

    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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