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You may look 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.

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

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 reducing stress and getting enough sleep on our taking care of yourself pages.

Online support for carers

You can get 24-hour support, every day of the year, from our online services for carers. Carers Trust online services are open to all carers, wherever you live in the UK and whatever your age.

  • Support from Babble for young carers under 18
  • Support from Matter for young adult carers aged 16–25
  • Support from Carers Space for carers aged 18 and over