Speacialist mental health support

Throughout 2019 we undertook a review of support for carers of someone with an acute mental health condition, and also of the support all carers might need with their own mental health and wellbeing.

We consulted with over 100 carers and then submitted a successful joint bid to the Big Lottery Fund: our new Mental Health carer support programme is now up and running.

It offers practical, emotional, and psychological support to carers in the borough who are caring for a family member with a mental health issue and recognises the particular emotional and psychological impact this type of caring relationship has on carers.

The new programme offers:  

    • Counselling 
    • Psychotherapy groups 
    • Wellbeing and psycho-education sessions 
    • Short-term crisis counselling 
    • Peer support groups 
    • Family support and advocacy 
    • Emotional support

There will be a particular emphasis on promoting a greater understanding of mental health (carers own and that of those they care for) and the importance of self- care.

New opportunities for carers for someone with mental ill health
In addition to our Counselling and Family Support Service, we are introducing new Zoom
Coffee and Chat sessions, Self-Care training and Psychoeducation webinars, and on-line
Psychotherapy groups from September 2020.

Our aim is to more broadly address the particular emotional and psychological impact this type of caring relationship has on carers.

For more information about any of the above, please contact Judith or Zoe:

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Throughout 2019 we undertook a review of support for carers of someone with an acute mental health condition, and also of the support all carers might need with their own mental health and wellbeing.

We consulted with over 100 carers and then submitted a successful joint bid to the Big Lottery Fund: our new Mental Health carer support programme is now up and running.

It offers practical, emotional, and psychological support to carers in the borough who are caring for a family member with a mental health issue and recognises the particular emotional and psychological impact this type of caring relationship has on carers.

The new programme offers:  

    • Counselling 
    • Psychotherapy groups 
    • Wellbeing and psycho-education sessions 
    • Short-term crisis counselling 
    • Peer support groups 
    • Family support and advocacy 
    • Emotional support

There will be a particular emphasis on promoting a greater understanding of mental health (carers own and that of those they care for) and the importance of self- care.

For more information, or to register for support, contact Judith or Zoe:

Judith

Judith Twycross

[email protected]

Judith

Judith Twycross

[email protected]