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You may be looking after someone with mental health problems. Or you may find that your own mental health is being affected by your caring role.

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. 

You may want to find out more about confidentiality or the Triangle of Care.


Rethink Mental Illness has information about why healthcare professionals may not share information with you about the person you care for.

Find your local services

Contact your local carer services. They may be able to help you 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

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

Find out more about the importance of  taking care of yourself.

Next review due: February 2020