There are many organisations that provide information and support to carers. Here are some we think might be of interest
Carers UK is a charity set up to help the millions of people who care for family or friends. This site provides information and advice for all types of carers, not just those looking after someone with mental ill health.
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers was created on the initiative of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal in 1991. For nearly 20 years, they have been fighting to provide carers with the support they so desperately need.
In April 2012, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care merged to form a new carers charity called “Carers Trust”
The public services website has a section that provides general information for carers
Provides information, advice and support for carers
The following websites provide information and support for service users and also have sections with information for carers. The links below will take you to the carers section for each website.
Mind is one of the leading mental health charity in the UK. As well as providing information on mental health conditions and support for service users, it has a section dedicated to carers. There are publications available covering many aspects of caring with someone with mental ill health.
Rethink Mental Illness, one of the leading national mental health membership charity, works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. They run over 140 groups across the country, with thousands of attendees.
They meet regularly to provide both carers and people with severe mental illness with a support network in their local area. They provide a wide range of services and information including support for carers.
Provides information and advice on depression and has a section for friends and family.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
This website has information and advice for carers as well as very good information on mental health conditions and issues around mental health such as confidentiality.