Caring for someone with mental ill health

York Mental Health Carers Group

Caring for someone with mental ill health can be very difficult. As a result local charities York Carers Centre and Rethink Mental Illness York Group  have formed a peer support group for carers. We meet 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 meetings. On some evenings we have discussions led by visitors; other meetings focus on sharing support.

Please get in touch to let us know if you’ll be coming for the first time so that we can welcome you to the group.

We have made 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 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

Confidentiality and mental health

The local mental health service provider Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust have a policy on confidentiality for staff when working with carers. The policy is called Commonsense Confidentiality and is linked below.

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