Caring for someone with mental ill health

Carers Mental Health Group

Caring for someone with mental health problems can be very difficult and often heart breaking. As a result local charities York Carers Centre and Rethink Mental Illness York Group (with the support of York Mind) have formed a peer support group for carers. We meet in the evenings at Sycamore House, Clarence Street, 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.

Checklist for carers of people with mental health problems

Carers need information and psychiatrists are busy. Carers may not always find out what they need to know about the person they are caring for. The Royal College of Psychiatrists have a checklist designed to help you get all the information you need about the diagnosis and treatment of the person you care for. For more information and to download the checklist visit the Royal College website.

Links

Here are links to organisations providing information, support and advice for anyone who cares for 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

 

Local Services Updates

Communications and updates from Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust (TEWV) and other services are posted as attachments below

Attachments

AttachmentDateSize
Developing a new mental health hospital for York24/08/2016239.34 KB Download
TEWV Carers' Strategy (2014-2017)27/01/2016233.47 KB Download