Carers Support

What is Carer Support

Here at Hillingdon Mind we realise that Carers play a precious role in helping their loved-ones to cope and live with mental health issues. We want Carers to feel valued, supported and recognised

As part of the Hillingdon Carers Partnership, our new Carers service offers support to unpaid carers who have a mental health issue or care for someone with a mental health issue.

Are you a Carer

Many Carers do not identify themselves as a Carer and call themselves mum, dad, wife, husband, grandparent, child, friend or neighbour. If you provide unpaid care for a family member or friend, who due to their mental health issue need your support, you are indeed a Carer.

‘Providing care’, means to look after the health and wellbeing of your loved-one through physical or emotional support. Some Carers live with the person they are caring for, some live nearby, and some live a distance away.

Caring for someone with a mental health issue is a unique and challenging responsibility. Mental health issues are fluctuating, and often misjudged and stigmatised. It is very common for Carers to feel strained by their Caring role, and at times find difficulty in coping.

What we do

If you are looking for support and information on looking after your loved one (and yourself), please drop in to our Carers group held at Christ Church, Redford Way, UB8 1SZ.

The group is a non-judgemental space to share concerns and learn from each other’s experiences. Great comfort can be found in talking to people that have gone through, or are going through a similar problem to you.

The group is held every Wednesday from 1.00 – 3.00pm (1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month) or 2.00 – 4.00pm (4th and 5th Wednesday of the month).

Carer Referrals

To refer yourself to the service, or if you are a professional making a referral, please complete one of these online forms:-

No problem is too big or too small, you can give us a call

Please contact us if you would like any further information.

01895 271 559