Local and national carer organisations
As a carer it’s really important you know that you are not on your own. Talking with others, whether with family members, friends or professionals, can help increase your confidence and remind you that you're not alone or isolated.
There are lots of local and national organisations out there to support you in a variety of difference ways.
Care for the Carers
Tel: 01323 738390
Carers Support West Sussex
Tel: 0300 028 8888
Brighton and Hove
Friends, family and carers support group at Mill View Hospital
A support group run by our occupational therapy team at Mill View Hospital for:
- Friends, family and carers of people who use adult mental health services in Brighton & Hove
- Friends, family and carers of people who use Sussex Partnership adult mental health services outside of Brighton & Hove, but where Mill View is the nearest hospital for the carer
The group aims to provide emotional support and practical advice by and for carers. We meet on the first Friday of every month from 2.30 to 4pm.
"I never thought I would find myself coming to this kind of group, but eventually decided to give it a go. I found somewhere friendly and safe to share what often turns out to be quite similar experiences (good and bad!) and - an unexpected plus - to actually feel cared about" Quote from group member.
For more information or to join our mailing list please contact:
- Email: nicholas.
- Phone: 01273 621984 extension 202440.
Carers Hub for Brighton and Hove
Tel: 01273 977000
Changes Ahead – Mental Health Carers Action and Support Group
Changes Ahead is a carer led service funded by Brighton & Hove City Council and operated by the Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove. They aim to help family, friends and carers to regain control of their lives and promote independence, recovery and a future for the person they care for. They also provide opportunities for social interaction and self-care with others who are in a similar situation.
Tel: 07511 858722
Tel: 0207 922 8000
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Tel: 0844 800 4361
Tel: 0845 766 0163
Tel: 0845 456 0455
The Meriden Family Programme
The Meriden Family Programme and Rethink have created a new resource called Caring for Yourself. This has been developed to help carers, family and friends who support someone with a mental health problem.
Caring for Yourself is a self-help workbook in eight parts that can be used in an entirely flexible way.