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Rethink Mental Illness was established by carers over 40 years ago and carers continue to play a key role at every level within our organisation. Supporting carers and giving them and those they care for a voice in every aspect of mental health provision is a key aim for us.
Today we deliver 16 mental health Carers Services which are proven to deliver wellbeing for carers and over 95% of people using our services say they are respected, listened to and get the right kind of support.
Each year we support nearly 1500 carers through our commissioned services and 1000s more through our national helpline. We also support 52 independent carer’s groups as part of our national network of peer support groups.
Support combines a range of options including:
- One-to-one support: Emotional and practical support including psycho-education and goal planning, using our Carer Support Planning Tools.
- Advice and information: Navigating mental health services, support available locally, carers’ rights and the Care Act 2014.
- Peer Support Groups, carer led groups providing additional support and a chance to share information and coping strategies.
- Recovery Sessions; including our recovery and education focused group activities, drop-ins, peer support, and daily living skills.
- Respite activities and outings.
- Physical health checks and GP liaison.
- Caring and Coping Training, our modular training programme which provides information and peer support for carers as well as an opportunity to develop practical skills including communication, coping strategies and self help.
- Education, training and employment opportunities.
- Community engagement to reduce isolation and increase social interaction.
- Involvement and volunteering opportunities.
For more information about our carers services, please download our information leaflet.