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Carers Information

We understand that your role as a carer is vital to our patients’ health and wellbeing and we want to help and support you wherever we can.

Find out more about NHS commitments to carers.

Mental Health conditions and treatment

If you or the person you’re caring for need urgent help, contact your GP or call NHS 111.

If you want to find out more about a condition, please search NHS Choices.

You can find further help and information at:

You can also contact your local branch of The Samaritans for 24/7 emotional support.

You can find support with managing dementia by downloading our Dementia Handbook.

It’s important to remember to take care of yourself

We know it can be difficult to take a break from caring, but taking time out to go for a walk, chat with friends or play sports and games is vital to your own health. Making time to connect with others helps us to feel validated and function better.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious at any time, you can find help at:


Know your rights

As a carer, you could be entitled to support from the local authority of the person you’re caring for. If the local authority hasn’t been in touch with you already, you can call them and request a Carers Assessment.

Find out more about Carers Rights and the Care Act

Check whether you’re entitled to carers and disability benefits

Find out more about Carers Assessments

If you’re entitled to support from your local authority, you can either let them set up the support for you or ask for a direct payment to set it up yourself.

Find out more about Direct Payments


Local support for carers

If you need or someone you care for needs help, you can find a list of our services and how to get a referral on our website:

View a full list of our adult mental health and wellbeing services

View a full list of our adult physical and community healthcare services

The 'Triangle of Care' is a therapeutic alliance between our service user, staff and carers that promotes safety, supports recovery and sustains wellbeing.

We’ve been awarded two stars, meaning that we’ve completed our self-assessment in the inpatient and community services.

Find out more about the Triangle of Care 

Our ‘Zero Suicide’ ambition, as of January 2017, is to drive down suicide rates for the people in our care.

You can find guides and support from the Mind website

Visit Mind website

You can also listen to how others have coped with depression and suicidal thoughts on the website

Visit the website

You can find a comprehensive list of resources and contact information on the Grassroots Suicide Prevention (ASSIST) website, including information around bereavement.