Carers Support Service
Do you regularly support someone close to you who needs extra assistance in everyday life? The person you support may have a disability, illness, addiction or mental health problem who you help and relies on your aid. Are you over 18 and could benefit from practical and emotional support to better your mental health? Then you may benefit from our Carers Support Service!
With over 6.5 million people in the UK acting as carers to family, friends or those close to them, it is clear caring is such an important role. However caring for someone can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health with 92% carers reporting their caring role has affected their own mental health (Carers Together). While you may spend a lot of your time focusing on someone else, it is still important to take care of your own mental wellbeing for your own benefit as much as in benefit to your caring role.
Redcar and Cleveland Mind work in partnership with Carers Together and Age UK Teesside’s Time Out Service, to offer the Carers Support Service, which supports carers within the Redcar and Cleveland area.
The service can support you in two ways:
Redcar and Cleveland Mind have a dedicated Mental Health Practitioner who can work with carers around their own mental wellbeing concerns. The support aims to help the carer:
- Explore what mental health concerns you may have;
- Identify causes and triggers of your poor mental health;
- Address ways to improve and manage your wellbeing effectively;
- Enable the carer with knowledge, skills and coping strategies so the carer can better support their mental health moving forward
This support is delivered in a confidential and supportive environment and can last between 6-12 sessions.
We host a range of groups and training tailored to support understanding around mental health and build emotional resilience, including Carers Peer Support. These will include training and taster sessions around wellbeing.