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Mental Health Carers

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We offer a flexible programme of support to improve the personal health and wellbeing of carers of adults with a Mental Health issue

Our support workers can help you access training and information opportunities on a range of subjects including:

  • Mental illness diagnoses

  • Making sense of the benefits system

  • New skills to help you in your caring role

  • Help and support with Carers Assessments

  • Advocacy if you would like someone to go with you to meetings or to speak on your behalf

  • Peer support groups – an opportunity for you to meet other carers with similar experiences

  • Help/advice for benefits applications

  • Information about other organisations and services that may help you and the person you care for

  • Support with employment issues for working carers

  • Help to access funding for educational opportunities

If you would like more information about any of these services, please call us on 0300 028 8888 or email info@carerssupport.org.uk

Upcoming support groups and events

SUPPORT GROUP: Mental Health Carers – Crawley

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

SUPPORT GROUP: Carers of people with mental health, drug or alcohol issues – Worthing

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

SUPPORT GROUP: Mental Health carers – Littlehampton

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

Useful Links

Coastal West Sussex MIND is an independent local mental health charity working in West Sussex.  They offer mental health services, along with associated training and support.

Rethink help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives.

The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health.  With prevention at the heart of what they do, they aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provide NHS care and treatment for people living in south east England.

SANE is a leading UK mental health charity.  They work to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.

Caring for someone with an Eating Disorder?

Beat’s Developing Dolphins skills workshops will give you skills, tools, advice and practical strategies  to care for someone with an eating disorder.

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity.  Their vision is an end to the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

Beat also have useful information about supporting someone with an eating disorder and going to a GP.  They also have Online Groups.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation:   The term Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) describes a disabling preoccupation with perceived defects or flaws in appearance. It can affect both men and women, and makes sufferers excessively self-conscious.

Peer Support training for carers and setting up peer support groups in West Sussex https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/commission-us/sussex

My Sisters’ House Support Group 2nd Wednesday 6-8pm Bognor Regis

A Step at a Time (Nicola Edwards)   Support group 1st Tuesday 8-9.15pm Crawley info@astepatatime.org.uk

Brighton & Hove Eating disorders Peer support service (Carers group)   Last Wednesday of the month, Brighton bhedspeer2peer@gmail.com

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