Caring for someone with mental health problems
Together with the Royal College of Psychiatrists we have developed some mental health factsheets that can help with a wide range of problems including depression, eating disorders, and learning disability and mental health.
Find your local services
You should contact your local carer services. They may be able to give you a chance to talk to someone about caring for someone with mental health problems, find practical help, and join support groups.
Make sure you have a carer’s assessment
A carer's assessment is a chance to discuss your needs with your local council. It is free and your local council will use it to decide what support to give you.
Taking care of your own mental health
Kaija is a young adult carer who cares for her mum. She shares her story about the struggles she had with her own mental health as a result of being a young carer. Kaija receives support from Borders Carers Centre.