Caring for someone with mental ill health

Mental Health Carers Group

Caring for someone with mental ill health can be very difficult and often heart breaking. As a result local charities York Carers Centre and Rethink Mental Illness York Group (along with the support of York Mind) have formed a peer support group for carers. We meet in the evenings at 30 Clarence Street,  YO31 7EW, on the second Wednesday of every month from 7 until 9 pm. Please see the events calendar for the details of the next meetings.

On some evenings we have discussions led by visiting speakers; other meetings focus on sharing support, encouragement and friendship. We take notes and ensure key issues raised by carers are passed on to those who need to know. Contact us for more information.

We have recently completed a film about the impact of caring for someone with mental ill health, which can be seen on YouTube. This will be used in training by Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust (TEWV) and for other mental health professionals.

Useful Links

Here are links to organisations providing information, support and advice for family members, carers and supporters of someone with mental ill health

Rethink Mental Illness

Mind – how to cope as a carer

Carers Trust – mental health

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust – Common sense confidentiality

Triangle of Care