Caring for someone with a mental health problem
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
Contact your local carer service for support if you are caring for someone with mental health problems.
Find your local carer service
Have a look at the information from the Royal College of Psychiatrists for patients, carers, family and friends relating to mental health problems and disorders.
You may want to find out more about the Triangle of Care which highlights the need for better involvement of carers and families in the care planning and treatment of people with mental ill-health.
Rethink Mental Illness has information about why healthcare professionals may not share information with you about the person you care for.
Taking care of your own mental health
Ask your local council for a carer's assessment. It's 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.
Date revised: 13/05/2019