Advice and support for carers

Advice and support for family and friend carers

Advice for family and friend carers during the coronavirus outbreak

One in every four carers in the UK looks after someone with a mental health problem. 

Carers play a vital role in supporting our work and achieving better outcomes for the people we care for.

As important partners in our work, you can be involved in major decisions and support planning to help make sure that people get the specific support and treatment they need. 

As well as helping you in your role as a carer we are here to: 

  • Support you as an individual
  • Provide emotional support
  • Be someone to talk to who understands the pressures you are under
  • Provide practical help on issues like financial benefits, help attending care support meetings or arranging respite care.

Click on the headings below to find out what is available to support you in your caring role.

Advice, guidance and support for young carers

Sussex CAMHS website

Hampshire CAMHS website

Information for mental health carers

The Improving Carers' Experience project has produced an information booklet for mental health carers. It contains information about common mental health conditions and tips on geting help, managing day-to-day living, staying well and accessing local support in East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove. You may find it useful if you are supporting, or are concerned about, a relative, partner or friend who is experiencing mental health difficulties. Download your copy below.  

Improving carers' experience booklet