Get in touch with your local carer service
Your local carer service may offer support specifically for carers who look after someone with mental ill- health. They may also help you meet other carers in a similar position.
Other organisations that can help
- Dementia UK provides helpline (0800 888 6678) as well as local Admiral Nurse Support.
- Alzheimer’s Society has a lot of information for carers as well as an advice line and local support services. This includes Singing for the Brain Groups which uses singing to bring people together in a friendly and simulating way. If the live in England, Wales and NI you can call 0300 222 1122. If you in Scotland visit th Alzheimer's Scotland or call their helpline on: 0808 808 3000
- Age UK has supports older people and has local services. Call their advice line on 0800 678 1174
There may be other groups for carers, and people with dementia, so ask your local carer service what is available near you.
Next update due: June 2017