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), you may like to come along to the Carers support group which meets at Hillingdon Carers' Centre, Luther Bouch House, 126 High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1JT on alternate Wednesdays (1st, 3rd , and 5th of the month).

 

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.

 

 

 

Carer Referrals

To join the support group, or to access any other form of Carers' support, you can refer yourself to the service by completing the online form below:

 

 

If you are a professional, and wish to make a referral, please use the form below:

 

Or you can contact the Carers Support Co-ordinator directly for any further information.

 

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