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ARBOURS CRISIS CENTRE
41 Weston Park, London N8 9SY
0208 340 8125
Website
Email

Funding: Private, Health Authorities and Social Services
Clientele: M/F aged 18-65 .Emotional distress. Borderline Personality Disorder.Eating Disorders. Self Harm. Depression.
Features: Individual therapy, group house meetings 4 days a week, art & movement therapy, three live-in therapists. Linked with Arbours long-stay therapeutic communities.
Referral: Self-referral, family, Social Worker, Psychiatrist.

ARBOURS ASSOCIATION ARBOURS COMMUNITIES
6 Church Lane, London N8 7BU
0208 340 7646

Funding: Contracts for individuals from Health Authority
Clientele: M/F 18+ with mental health issues
Features: 3 Therapeutic Communities each with 26 clients, art & movement therapy, group house meetings 2 days a week. Individual psychotherapy 2 days a week
Referral: Self, Social Worker, GP, Health Care Professionals.

BRENCHLEY THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY
The Courtyard, Pudding Lane,
Maidstone,Kent ME14 1PA
01622 - 776355

Funding: NHS
Clientele: M/F 18+ with mental health issues
Features: Three days/week.
Referral: Consultant Psychiatrist.

BRIDGER HOUSE
22 Summer Road, Acocks Green
Birmingham, B27 7UT
0121 301 3330
Email
Funding: NHS
Clientele: M/F aged 17-55 Severe personality disorders
Features: Two days a week. There are daily community meetings, art therapy and small psychotherapy groups. 

CASSEL HOSPITAL
1 Ham Common, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7JF
0208 237 2947
Email

Funding: NHS
Clientele: Family & child; adolscents 16-20 M/F; adults M/F with Borderline and other Personality Disorders.
Features: Individual and group therapy. Family Therapy. Living as a Therapeutic Community. Psychosocial nursing.
Referral: Social Worker, Family Division of Family High Court for families with children at risk.

CHARTERHOUSE GROUP
Station House (Pear Place), 150 Waterloo Road,
London, SE1 8SB
0207 803 0550
Email

Funding: Private
Clientele: Emotionally troubled M/F children & adolescents (between ages of 5-18.)
Features: On-site education. Psychodynamic Therapy. Different groups for different ages.
Referral: Social Services, Educational Health.

COLUMN CARE
Column Care, 40 Carlin Gate, Blackpool, FY2 9QT
01253 596369

Funding: NHS and private
Clientele: M/F aged 18-65 with mental health problems.
Referral: GP or Consultant

COMMUNITY HOUSING AND THERAPY
Bishop Creighton House, 378 Lillie Road,
London, SW6 7PH
0207 381 5888
Email

Funding: Social Services & Health Authorities
Clientele: M/F aged 18-65 with mental health problems. Willing to accept those with psychosis and/or substance misuse problems.
Features: Runs six TCs; CBT basis combined with psychoanalytic therapies. Groups & one-to-one counselling.
Referral: Self, Social Worker, GP.

CONNECT THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY LTD
19-21 Park Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8AB
0121 449 2204
Email

Funding: NHS/Social Services/Independent.
Clientele:
Adults M/F aged 18 - 65 with complex needs, often BPD.
Features:
Intensive therapeutic support in a responsive environment.
Referral:
GPs, Health and Local Authorities, Social Services.


FRANCIS DIXON LODGE
Gipsy Lane, Leicester, LE5 0TD
0116 225 6800
Email

Funding: NHS
Clientele: M/F, 18-50 years wth severe emotional distress.
Features: Group therapy. Community atmosphere. Closed at weekends, residential Mon-Fri.
Referral: Self, Consutant Pscyhiatrist.

GARTREE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY
H.M.Prison, Gartree, Gallowfield Road, Market Harborough, Leicester, LE16 7RP
01858 410234

Funding: no requirements
Clientele: Life Sentence Prisoners
Features: Group therapy. Self-regulating community.

GRENDON PRISON
Grendon Underwood, Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire, HP18 0TL
01296 770301 extension 355

Funding: No requirements, other that individual is in prison & is willing to enter therapy.
Clientele: Male offenders (at least 21 years of age) who have more than two years left to serve.
Features: Five communities within the prison, each community having approximately 40 members. Therapy is based on principles of democracy, permissiveness, communitarianism and reality confrontation.
Referral: Personal Officers, Sentence Planning, Prisoners.

HENDERSON HOSPITAL
2 Homeland Drive, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5LT
0208 661 1611

Funding: NHS
Clientele: M/F, age 17-45 with enduring emotional, interpersonal and behavioural problems. Diagnosable Severe Personality Disorders
Features: Democratic Community. Pyschotherapy, psychodrama, sport therapy, art therapy - all in groups.
Referral: GP, Consultant Pscyhiatrist.

HOLY ROOD HOUSE - CENTRE FOR HEALTH AND PASTORAL CARE
Holy Rood House, 10 Sowerby Road, Sowerby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1HX
01845 522580
Email

Funding: From Charitable Grants and clients.
Clientele: M/F, age 1-100 with mental health problems. Although Christian environment, are open to those with other or no beliefs.
Features: Psychotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Drama & Art Therapy, Work within Christian beliefs.
Referral: Self, GPs, Hospitals and other agencies.

HALLIWICK PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICE
Halliwick Specialist Service, Barnet,
Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust,
St Ann's Hospital, St Ann's Road,
Tottenham, London N15 3TH
020 8442 6528

Funding: NHS
Clientele: This service is specifically for people with personality disorder.
Referral: GPs, Psychological services, Hospitals.

LEXHAM HOUSE
28 St Charles Square, Ladbroke Grove,
London W10 6EE
0208 969 8745

Funding: DSS, topped up by Health Authority
Clientele: Mental Health Problems
Features: Regular meetings with psychiatrists, social workers and other professionals.

LYTTON HOUSE
27 Lytton Grove, London, SW15 2EZ
Telephone: 0208 788 1944
Email

Funding: DSS, topped up by Heath Authority
Clientele: M/F, aged 18-65 with Emotional Difficulties Features: Group & individual therapies. Works towards concept of "active citizenship."
Referral: Consultant Psychiatrist, Social Worker.

MAIN HOUSE
201 Holymore Way, Northfield,
Birmingham B31 5HE
0121 678 3634

Funding: NHS (West Midlands and South-West regions)
Clientele: M/F, aged 18-45. Personality disorders. Emotional disturbances.
Features: Part of Henderson group. Democratic Community, Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Sport Therapy, Art Therapy.
Referral: Health Care Professionals via the Outreach Service: (Outreach Service, Bridger House, 22 Summer Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, B27 7UT. Tel: 0121 678 3244)

PHILADELPHIA ASSOCATION
4 Marty's Yard, 17 Hampstead High Street,
London, NW3 1QW
0207 794 2652 (afternoons)
Email

Funding: Housing Benefit & DSS.
Clientele: M/F, age 20-50, Mental Health Distress.
Features: 3 Residential Communities. Registered Charity. Offers Psychotherapy Training. Individual Psychoanalytic Therapy.
Referral: Family, Self, Social Worker, GP, Pscyhaitrists.

PINE STREET DAY CENTRE
13-15 Pine Street, London
0207 837 6736

Funding: Health Authority and Social Services
Clientele: M/F, aged 21-65 with mental health problems.
Features: Small & large group therapy. Art Therapy. Cookery. Gardening. Men & Women's Groups. Access to Woodwork.
Referral: Community Mental Health Care Centres, Occasionally GP.

THE RETREAT, ACORN PROGRAMME
The Retreat, 107 Heslington Road,
York, YO10 5BN
01904 412551
Website
Email

Funding: NHS, Private, Health Authority.
Clientele: M/F, age 18-infinity. Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Self-Harm.
Features: Inpatient - Group and Individual Therapy. Outpatient - Family Therapy.
Referral: GP. Psychiatrist or Medical Consultants.

THE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY,
ROYAL CORNHILL HOSPITAL

Psychotherapy Department, Upper Garden Villa,
Royal Cornhill Hospital, Cornhill Road,
Aberdeen AB25 2ZH
: 01224 557397
Funding: NHS
Clientele: M/F, age 18-50+ with various types of Personality Disorder.
Features: 5-Day outpatient programme: Group Psychotherapy 3 times weekly, Pyschodrama & Art Therapy once weekly supported by total community meetings and community social times.

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For more information on any of the above communities please contact them directly as we are unable to answer any questions on specific organisations.

 

Help Groups

 

We are often asked if we know of any 'real life' support groups, so we have made a list of support groups across the UK for carers and those suffering mental health issues. We are keen to expand this list, especially to find groups specifically for people with borderline personality disorder. If you run or know of a group that you want to add to this list please fill in the form here.


Off The Record - Young Carers

We work with and for children and their families with caring who live in bath and North East Somerset. We also provide information and support to help young carers make informed choices, and practical help to put plans into action.

Contact details

Phone number: 0117 9860691
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Address: Keynsham Centre, Milward House, 1 Bristol Road, Keynsham, BS31 2BP


Carers Short Breaks Bureau

If you care for someone on a regular and substantial basis you may be entitled to free short breaks vouchers. The vouchers issued purchase a few hours of support for the carer and are accepted by a range of carer support agencies. The voucher scheme is open to individuals who care for a relative who is frail, ill, disabled or mentally ill

Contact details

Phone number: 0800 039 1234
Web site: http://www.bedsrcc.org.uk
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Address: The Old School, Cardington, MK44 3SX


Buckingham and Winslow Crossroads Carers LTD

Supporting the carers of clients with mental health needs to have a break, including personal care for 1/2 hour to 24 hour holiday cover.

Contact details

Phone number: 01280 822300
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Address: Suite 1, Meadows House, Well Street, Buckingham, MK18 1EW


Cambridge and Peterborough Fenland Schizophrenia Groups (Rethink)

We offer a 24/7 helpline for carers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Trust area. We also offer regular support groups in Cambridge and Peterborough and a monthly newsletter. We also provide carer representation at local PCT Mental Health Committees.

Contact details

Phone number: 01354 655786
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Address: 46 Henson Road, March, PE15 8BA


Crossroads (Cambridge City) Caring For Carers

The main aim of this charity is to give a break to the primary carer from the caring role. We also aim to promote and stimulate the cared for and improve the quality of life for those with disability of any kind.

Contact details

Phone number: 01223 415600
Web site: http://www.crossroads-cambridge.org.uk
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Address: Lincoln House, The Paddocks, Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 8DH


Crossroads Caring for Carers

We provide practical support for carers. A central structure supports and guides a network of 190 member schemes and projects, facilitating the provision of a range of professional carer support services. Our core service is practical support where trained, paid carer support workers go regularly into peoples' homes to take over carers duties and give Carers a break. Where there is need, and with available funding, other services are provided, such as night care, day centres and more.

Contact details

Phone number: 0845 450 0350
Web site: http://www.crossroads.org.uk
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Address: Information and Communications Department, 3rd Floor, 49 Charles Street, Cardiff, CF10 2GD


Alzheimer's Society - Ellesmere Port & Neston Branch

Support for carers and patients with dementia. Help with short respite services, friendship group and family support, home visits, information and advice, someone to talk to.

Contact details

Phone number: 0151 3552015
Web site: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/ellesmereport&neston
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Address: Unit B13, Stanlaw Abbey Business Centre, Dover Drive, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9BF


Alzheimer's Society East Cheshire Branch

Our Family Support Workers help those affected by dementia by providing advice, information and support - both practical and emotional. Support is also available during the twice weekly Memory Clinics at the Ingersley Unit, Macclesfield Hospital.
We also run regular social groups for people with dementia and their carers, run a twice weekly Caring and Coping course to help carers with the challenges they face and distribute a newsletter. We also run social events throughout the Macclesfield Borough District.

Contact details

Phone number: 01625 503302
Web site: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/eastcheshire
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Address: Springbank Centre, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3LS


Cheshire Carers Centre - Princess Royal Trust

We offer information, signposting, someone to talk to, assistance with benefits claims, training opportunities, newsletters, carers emergency cards, help in accessing funds. All of this is available for free.

Contact details

Phone number: 0800 0850307
Web site: http://www.carers.org/cheshire
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Address: 8 Albion Walk, Northwich, CW9 5XU


Carers Support Group Cleveland

We offer carers the opportunity to take part in socialising at our monthly meetings. We arrange guest speakers when requested. Information sharing and refreshments available. Supported by local authority staff and volunteers.

Contact details

Phone number: 01642 577421
Address: c/o Erimus@Natures World, Natures World, Ladgate Lane, Acklam, Middlesborough, TS5 7YN


Cornwall Eating Disorders Association

We offer carers evenings (last Wednesday in the month, see website for more info), trained counsellor support, local telephone contacts and DVD and CD information and support films.

Contact details

Phone number: 01872 264531
Web site: http://www.cedaonline.org
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Address: CEDA, PO Box 54, Truro, TR4 9XJ


Cornwall Rural Community Council Carers Project

We support carers of people with mild to moderate mental health problems - we offer advice and support and a signposting service.

Contact details

Phone number: 01872 261035
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Address: 6 Walsingham Place, Truro, TR1 2RP


SIS (Self Injury Support in North Cumbria)

We offer information and support for people who self-harm and those who support them including counselling, group support, library loan, self-help opportunities, service-user opportunities and training.

Contact details

Phone number: 01228 515500
Web site: http://www.sis-cumbria.co.uk
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Address: Bourne Business Centre, Melbourne Street, Carlisle, CA2 5XF


Darlington Association on Disability Carers Support Service

The DAD Carers' Support Service provides information and advice to anyone who provides support to a family member, friend or neighbour who has a long term illness or impairment. The service is free, independent and confidential. For carers of people with mental ill health, we provide: a monthly coffee afternoon; dedciated mental health carers' support worker; short break holiday fund, pampers - an opportunity to receive a free complimentary therapy session; one to one support and a bi-monthly newsletter.

Contact details

Phone number: 01325357533
Web site: http://www.darlingtondisability.org
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Address: West Lodge, West Crescent, Darlington, DL3 7PS


Plymouth Primary Care Teaching Trust

Monthly Support Group: Monthly newsletter containing varied information on carers rights, mental health legislation, Mental health information and personal stories, useful numbers to contact: Signposting to other appropriate services ie: benefits advice, carers assessments. One to One support: Home visits, Emotional and practical support ie: advice on coping strategies, advice on dealing with difficult behaviour, information appropriate to their relative/friends symptoms with a verbal explanation, empathy and understanding.

Contact details


Web site: http://www.pamshouse.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
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Address: Assertive Outreach Services, Riverview, Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth, PL4 7QD


NorDDis - North Dorset Disability Information Service

NorDDis is a signposting organisation who aim to advise on all aspects of disability including mental health. We can refer if required to the relevant service or to a GP practice.

Contact details

Phone number: 01747 821010
Web site: http://www.norddis.org.uk
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Address: 1 Newbury Court, Gillingham, SP8 4QX


North and West Dorset Carers Forum

We provide support and information for carers of people with mental health problems, a forum for carers to air their views and links into commissioning and provision bodies to make those views known to decision makers. We also provide a confidential carers support service.

Contact details

Phone number: 01305 257172
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Address: 29-29a Durngate Street, Dorchester, DT1 1JP


Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove

We offer one-to-one emotional support, information and advocacy for adult carers. We also offer a variety of groups and classes and a range of tools for carers such as carer passports and carer alert cards.
We hold quarterly Carers' Forums where carers have the opportunity to talk directly to senoir managers from local public services. Our Young Carers project provides support, advocacy, clubs, activites and groupwork for children aged 5-15.

Contact details

Phone number: 01273 234045
Web site: http://www.thecarerscentre.org
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Address: Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG


Threshold Women's Mental Health Infoline

We provide a national freephone (0808 808 6000, see web site for opening times) confidental service which provides details of services within the UK, wide ranging information about mental health issues, a series of factsheets on women and mental health plus emotional support for women seeking information. We aim to help women experiencing mental health difficulties and / or emotional distress, their carers, friends and family. All calls are answered by women.

Contact details

Phone number: 0808 808 6000
Web site: http://www.thresholdwomen.org.uk
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Address: 14 St George's Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB


Colchester Carers Centre for Children

We provide a Young Carers Project for children aged 8-19 who care for an adult with physical or mental health needs.

Contact details

Phone number: 01206 560997
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Address: 25 Oaks Drive, Colchester, CO3 3PR


Essex Autistic Society

Offers support to autistic/AS people and their families within Essex. Access to a Family Support Officer who offers family support, liason and counselling. Referrals via head office.

Contact details

Phone number: 01206 577678
Web site: http://www.essexautistic.org.uk
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Address: Century House,, Riverside Office Centre, North Station Road, Colchester, CO1 1RE


Carers Together (in Hampshire)

Carers Together provides a wide range of information for carers and if we don't have the answer we'll find it for you. We also offer: support for carers to set up Direct Payments, help to prepare for carers assessments and signposting to the relevant services. We have a telephone listening and support service, an email support group, an informative website and a regular newsletter.

Contact details

Phone number: 01794 519495 Fax: 01794 519895
Web site: http://www.carerstogether.org.uk
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Address: 9 Love Lane, Romsey, SO51 8DE


Eastleigh Young Carers Project

We offer support for carers aged 11-21.We also offer one-to-one club nights, days out information and more.

Contact details

Phone number: 02380 902465
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Address: ECS House, 16 Romsey Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9AL


Turning Point - Short Breaks for Carers

Short Breaks for Carers provides short periods of respite to carers of people with mental health difficulties living in West Hertfordshire. We help by spending time with the mental health service user so that the carer can take time out. The service is designed to complement rather than replace existing respite services. We provide timely, creative and flexible support to enable carers to actively and beneficially participate in the care of people with mental health difficulties and other complex needs.

Contact details

Phone number: 01923 211991
Web site: http://www.hertsmh-turning-point.co.uk/
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Address: Blue Box, Station Approach, Rickmansworth Rd, Watford, WD18 7FR


Canterbury and Coastal Rethink Carers' Support Group

We offer: telephone support, a monthly newsletter, monthly meetings, guest speakers on mental health topics, group support, national and local campaigning for better mental health services, networking with other organisations, carer representation at meetings and conferences and other events.

Contact details

Phone number: 01227 760707
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Address: n/a (we work from home)


Carers' Support Bexley

We offer: information and signposting to sources of help and support, a carers break service (volunteers take over the caring so the carer can have a break or short holiday), welfare benefits advice and help with completing claim forms, one-to-one emotional support for carers under stress. All our services are free of charge.

Contact details

Phone number: 020 83028011
Web site: http://www.carerssupport.org
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Address: The Manor House, Sidcup, DA14 6BY


OutLet

Outlet helps families to cope with the impact of mental illness. We have a self-help support group for the relatives and friends of mental health service users. We also run Outlet Kids Club, which provides reassurance, support, friendship, fun and many interesting activities for children aged 5-11, whose parent or other close relative has mental health problems. Outlet Parents Support Group is run concurrently with the Kid's Club, allowing parents with mental illness and/or their spouses to share experiences, raise concerns and gain strength from each other. Outlet introduces guest speakers on occasion, alternative therapy sessions for relaxation and offers general information about issues relating to mental health.

Contact details

Phone number: 07967 863143 / 07967 863381
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Address: c/o Rokpa House, 7 Ashley Street, Woodlands, Glasgow, G3 6DR


Bolton Carers Support

We provide information, signposting to services, emotional support and awareness training. We produce a quarterly 'Carers Contact' newsletter and an annual holiday breaks brochure. We also organise carer outings, a 'listening ear' service and run a carers' resource library.

Contact details

Phone number: 01204 363056
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Address: 23 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 4QR


Carefree Young Carers Service

Carefree provides a range of practical and emotional support services to young carers (under 18) across Leicester and Leicestershire.

Contact details

Phone number: 0116 2867182
Web site: http://www.lycc.org.uk
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Address: West Point Feldspar Close, Warren Park, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 4SD


Crossroads Outreach Mental Health Support Team

Crossroads is a national carer organisation offering support to carers and their family. We have a Crossroads Carers Outreach Support Team in Leicester City. The Outreach Support is for Carers of adults suffering from mental ill health in the City. We have a holistic approach to Caring for Carers; helping Carers to be recognised and enabling them to access services that they are entitled to. We provide a one – one contact for Carers, help them to discover and explore their own needs and offer emotional and practical support, as well as helping Carers to network with others. We have an open referral system and provide practical and emotional support.

Contact details

Phone number: 0116 254 64 64
Web site: http://www.crossroads.org.uk
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Address: The Old Exchange, 449 Hinckley Road, Leicester, LE3 0WD


NCH Kaleidoscope

We are a resource centre for parents and carers of children with a range of physical illnesses and special needs. Our service includes one-to-one support, user groups (including epilepsy and autism). We operate a welfare rights project, a newsletter, play and are developing leisure opportunities children with special needs / disabilities.

Contact details

Phone number: 01724 277766
Web site: http:www.nch.org.uk
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Address: Resource Centre, Dunstall Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6JZ


North East Lincolnshire Carers Support Unit

Advice, information and support for all carers. Free counselling service to carers and also we facilitate carer groups.

Contact details

Phone number: 01472 342011/342011
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Address: 25 Wellogate, Grimsby, DN32 0RA


Barnet Carers Centre

We provide support, advice and information to family carers living in Barnet. Services include support groups, pamper days, counselling, welfare benefits, surgeries, phone helpline, a drop-in service, respite and training.

Contact details

Phone number: 020 8343 9698
Web site: http://www.barnetcarers.org
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Address: 3rd Floor, Global House, 303 Ballards Lane, North Finchley, N12 8NP


Carers Lewisham

We provide advice information, advocacy for carers with complex problems, help with accessing statutory services and welfare benefits, emotional and practical support, breaks from caring, one to one counselling, support groups, coffee mornings, training sessions to enable carers to have more information about illnesses and services.
We also provide support to children with responsibilities and their families (Young Carers), specialist services and activites for Young Carers in schools and in the community, relaxation sessions, massage and complementary therapy days, employment support, training and advice to carers who have given up paid work to care for their relative or friend.

Contact details

Phone number: 020 699 8686
Web site: http://www.carerslewisham.org.uk
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Address: Lewisham Carers Centre, Waldram Place, Forest Hill, London, SE23 2LB


Lambeth Carers

We are an independent charity that provides information, support and advice to carers living in Lambeth or providing support to someone who does. We can inform carers of their rights and provide advice and assistance in claiming welfare benefits, accessing Community Care services and support from local voluntary organisations.
We provide support and advice to resolve problems with health or social services and to make complaints if things go wrong. We can provide information on everything to do with caring and the latest developments in the law and national initiatives.
We run regular carers forum events to discuss carer issues in Lambeth and get carers' voices to service providers in the Borough. We also run social events and outings and have a scheme of one off grants for eligible carers.

Contact details

Phone number: 020 7733 9600
Web site: http://www.lambethcarers.org.uk
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Address: 4th Floor, 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA


Lambeth Mental Health Carer Support Service (Making Space)

We are a registered charity who provide support to people aged 18-65 years who care for a friend or family member aged 18-65 years with a mental health issue. We offer carers one-to-one emotional support, advocacy, respite, support groups, and information and advice on issues such as housing, welfare benefits, employment and mental illness.

Contact details

Phone number: 020 7326 0298
Web site: http://www.makingspace.co.uk/
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Address: Making Space, Lambeth Accord, Level 1, 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA


Southwark Carers

We offer advice on benefits and services, counselling, monthly support groups across the borough and a bi-monthly newsletter. We also provide information packs, advocacy, information days and forums, social events, a drop-in information center, assistance for breaks from caring, a respite scheme and taxi scheme. In addition we provide Reiki and massage, relaxation workshops and a voice for Carers in Southwark.

Contact details

Phone number: 020 7708 4497
Web site: http://www.southwarkcarers.org.uk
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Address: The Princess Royal Trust Carers Center, Cambridge House, 131 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0HF


Wandsworth Carers Centre

We offer information on diagnosis, medication, mental health services and carers rights. We also offer one-to-one support from a designated Mental Health Carers Support Worker. We also run a mental health carers support group and offer therapies such as massage, reflexology and osteopathy. We also have a counselling service and provide targetted support for Asian carers. Support is available to those residing in the Borough of Wandsworth or providing care to someone who does.

Contact details

Phone number: 020 8877 1200 fax 020 8877 3936, Minicom: 020 8877 1200
Web site: http://www.wandsworthcarers.org.uk
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Address: 181 Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 4JE


Family Tree Wirral

We offer: professionally led monthly therapeutic support groups, full day Family Workshops, training and information days, support / lobbying for carers and service users with dual diagnosis and a regular newsletter. We also organise a biennial conference, social events to alleviate carers' stress, book and video library and information leaflets and attendance at policy making / service planning and monitoring groups to raise carers issues.

Contact details

Phone number: 0115 488 7708 ext 3843
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Address: The Stein Centre, St Catherine's Hospital, Church Road, Birkenhead, CH42 0LQ


Princess Royal Trust St. Helen’s Carers Centre

We offer drop in and phone support, information on a range of topics, benefits advice, signposts to relvent service and support groups, holistic therapies and advocacy.

Contact details

Phone number: 01744 675 615
Web site: http://www.sthelenscarers.org.uk
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Address: Millennium House, Bickerstaffe Street, St Helens, WA10 1DH


Hillingdon Carers Support Group

Hillingdon Carers provide information, advice, emotional support, welfare benefits check, respite, trips, support groups, counselling and complementary therapy to carers of people with mental health problems.

Contact details

Phone number: 01895 811206
Web site: http://www.hillingdoncarers.org.uk
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Address: 126 High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1JT


Little Devils ADHD Support Group

We offer support for parents, carers and children with autistic traits, we meet once a week for the benefit of parents and carers - everyone welcome. We arrange outings, trips and activities for the children. We can help with a variety of information and support, parents and carers can join in the group discussions or can speak privately with a trained member of the group.

Contact details

Phone number: 01603 469758
Web site: http://www.little-devils.supanet.com
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Address: 64 Friends Road,, West Earlham, Norwich, NR5 8HW


Norfolk Eating Disorders Association

We offer weekly supported help group meetings and carer only meetings once a quarter. We are open to carers at all times. We have a drop in center in Norwich and King's Lynn and offer appointments in Norwich, King's Lynn and Great Yarmouth. We also offer low cost counselling by appointment and a full range of free booklets specifically for carers.

Contact details

Phone number: 01603 767062
Web site: http://www.norfolkeda.org.uk
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Address: 34 Colegate, Norwich, NR3 1BG


Norwich and District Mind Carer Support Service

The Carer Support Service aims to identify the needs of individuals whose lives are affected by their role of caring for adults with severe and enduring mental health problems. The aims of the service are to provide one to one individual and confidential support, explore ways in which family members can work together, ensure that a Carers Assessment has been offered and undertaken, provide individual advocacy, information and access to training, represent carers at meetings and provide listening support.
We currently have support groups that take place in North Norfolk, Norwich City, Thetford, Dereham and Diss. For further information please give us a call.

Contact details

Phone number: 01603 432457
Web site: http://www.norwichmind.org.uk
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Address: 50 Sale Road, Norwich, NR7 9TP


West Norfolk Mind

The Carer Support Service works with people caring for adults with severe and enduring mental health problems. As well as offfering support, advice and information to carers, its aims to raise the profile of carers within primary care and mental health services and to make greater provision for relevant services for carers. This inculdes ensuring that Carers Assessments are in place, individual advocacy and information and training. Carers are also represented at meetings.
We currently hold weekly support groups in King's Lynn, Swaffham, Heacham and Downham Market. These are attended by guest speakers once a month. Drop-ins are available at King's Lynn - both at 'A Piece of Mind' and at the Fermoy Unit. One-to-one individual and confidential support is also available by arrangement.

Contact details

Phone number: 01553 776966
Web site: http://www.westnorfolk-mind.org.uk
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Address: 3&4 Richmond Place, Columbia Way, King's Lynn, PE30 2NE


Hambleton & Richmondshire Carers Centre

Information advice and support to all carers, including young carers. We also offer access to training courses, benefits checks and access to carers groups.

Contact details

Phone number: 01609 780872
Web site: http://www.hrcarers.f2s.com
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Address: 32 High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8EE


Selby and York Carers Centre

We offer advice and advocacy, benefits advice - home visits to fill in forms etc. We run a Menntal Health Carers Social 3 times a year and general carers socials and courses. We also offer a general Carers Information Pack and newsletter. We have links with GP practices to let them know you are a carer (optional) and can offer referal to other appropriate services.

Contact details

Phone number: 01904 724466
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Address: Clementhorpe Health Centre, Cherry Street, York, YO23 1AP


Kettering Carers Centre

This group is run by Nothamptonshire Carers. Northamptonshire Carers has successfully provided information, advice, support and advocacy to carers of people with mental health needs for many years.

Contact details

Phone number: 01536 414 259
Web site: http://www.carers.org/northampton
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Address: 1 Meadow Road, Kettering, Northants, NN16 8TL


Northamptonshire Carers

Northamptonshire Carers has successfully provided information, advice, support and advocacy to carers of people with mental health needs for many years.

Contact details

Phone number: 01604 232500
Web site: http://www.carers.org/northampton
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Address: 53 Whitworth Road, 53 Withworth Road, Northampton, NN1 4HG


Northamptonshire County Council Carers Website

This website has been designed to help Carers find up to date information easily to help them with their caring role. In addition the website will help professionals to inform and direct Carers to services, advice, help and support.

Contact details


Web site: http://www.caringnorthants.org.uk


Carers Northumberland

Carers Northumberland provides information, support, training and a voice to all carers in South East Northumberland. We hold monthly support groups in the Blyth Valley, Castle Morpeth and Wansbeck areas of Northumberland. Our support groups provide information and an opportunity to meet other carers.
We also have books and leaflets available to carers, on a range of subjects relevant to the caring role. We produce a quarterly newsletter and organise training sessions for carers. We provide an information service by telephone or in person and can signpost to specialist organisations locally.

Contact details

Phone number: 0844 8007354 or 01670 518204
Web site: n/a
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Address: Pegswood Community Project, Longhirst Road, Pegswood, Morpeth, NE61 6XG


Carers Centre (North and East Oxfordshire)

We offer information advice and support services. We also offer home visits, free counselling. Urdu and Punjabi speaker available. We have a specialist project for carers aged 8-18 and can offer some free respite, peer support and social activities.

Contact details

Phone number: 08457 125546
Web site: http://www.carers.org
Address: 27 Horse Fair, Banbury, OX16 OAE


Rethink Severe Mental Illness for Bath and North East Somerset

Day services for service users and carers. Services are offered in Bath, Keynsham and Radstock. We also provide information, advice, carer groups in Keynsham, Radstock and Bath respite and training. All carers are offered a Rethink Carers Assessment.

Contact details

Phone number: 0117 9860604 / 0117 9864706
Web site: http://www.rethink.org.uk
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Address: Milward House, Keysham, BS31 2BA


Sheffield Young Carers Project

The Sheffield Young Carers Project is here to help children and young people aged between 8 and 21 who care for a relative affected by mental health problems.

Contact details

Phone number: 0114 281 6151
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Address: Venture House, 103 Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NT


Carers Association Southern Staffordshire

The Carers Association Southern Staffordshire provides free and confidential advice, information and emotional support to carers of all ages living the boroughs/districts of East Staffordshire, Stafford, Cannock, South Staffs, Lichfield and Tamworth. CASS runs a specialist mental health carers project.
Our two mental health carer workers provide specialist support to carers of people with mental health difficulties aged 16-65, emotional support, information on mental health services, mental health carers packs and referal for carers assessments
We have a website www.carersinformation.org.uk which has up to date resources and information on issues relevant to informal carers and those professionals who assist them in their role.

Contact details

Phone number: 01785 606675
Web site: http://www.carersinformation.org.uk
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Address: The Carers Centre, Austin Friars, Stafford, ST17 4AP


North Staffordshire Carers Association

We provide a range of support to carers including information about various organisations and support groups, help with completing forms, help with carers benefits, emotional support and home visits.

Contact details

Phone number: 01782 834836 Fax 01782 831610
Web site: http://www.carersfirst.com
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Address: Unit 2, Burslem Enterprise Centre, Moorland Road, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, ST6 1JQ


Middlesbrough Mind Carers Support Service

Wem offer one-to-one confidential emotional support, practical help, advocacy, information and advice for Middlesbrough residents who support an adult with mental health problems. We have a support group on the second Thursday of the month from 1pm-3pm. We also facilitate Middlesborough Mental Health Carers Forum which is open to any carer or ex-carer of an adult receiving mental health services.

Contact details

Phone number: 01642 649099
Web site: http://www.middlesbroughmind.org.uk
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Address: 47 Grange Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 5AU


Northern Initiative on Women and Eating Distress Service

We run a telephone helpline (0191 261 7010) for people with eating disorders and their carers both personal and professional.

Contact details

Phone number: 0191 2210233
Web site: http://www.niwe.org.uk
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Address: 2nd Floor, 1 Pink Lane, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 5DW


Sunderland Carers' Centre

Sunderland Carers' Centre can provide: information and advice, support at meetings with social workers and other health professionals. We also offer social activities, courses, a newsletter every two months and complementary therapies.

Contact details

Phone number: 0191 5673232
Web site: http://www.sunderland.nhs.uk/carers
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Address: 12 Toward Road, Sunderland, SR1 2QF


Carers Development and Support Services - East Birmingham PCT

We offer local carer support in Yardley and Birmingham. We are developing further groups in Eastern Birmingham. We provide home visits, telephone advice and information about other groups and forums.

Contact details

Phone number: 0121 765 5194
Web site: http://www.olderpeople.bham.nhs.uk
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Address: EBPCT, Waterloo Road, Yardley, B25 8LH


Coventry Carers Centre

Information, advice and support through drop-in surgeries, a telephone helpline, support groups, training, one-to-one casework, social, leisure and therapeutic activities and newsletters.

Contact details

Phone number: 02476 63 2972
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Address: 3 The City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HX


Rethink - Birmingham

Birmingham information and support centre offers specialist assistance via our telephone helpline, behavioural family therapy, a wide range of free literature on mental illness and regular guest speakers. We also offer advice on getting the best help for your friend or relative, the opportunity to meet other carers and specialist advocacy for black and ethnic minority carers.

Contact details

Phone number: 0121 236 4286
Web site: http://www.rethink.org.uk
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Address: Room 11, Ruskin Chambers, 191 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6RP


Rethink – Warwickshire

The Mental Health Carer Information and Support Services (CISS) in Warwickshire provide three support groups in the county. Groups are held monthly in Warwick, Rugby and Nuneaton. We also offer one to one support, email support, information on local services, regular mailings, access to training opportunities, a carer’s library and social activities.

Contact details

Phone number: 01827 715730
Web site: http://www.rethink.org.uk
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Address: Rethink Carer Information and Support Service, 76 Station Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1BU


Carer's Support North Wiltshire

We offer support, advice and information for carers. We also offer opportunities to address your individual needs as a carer.

Contact details

Phone number: 01249 444110
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Address: 12 The Causeway, Chippenham, SN15 3BT


Swindon Carers Centre

We employ a Mental Health Carers Support Worker who offers one to one emotional support, information and practical support as well as advocacy and support for self-advocacy. We also offer a variety of information and support groups as well as access to a wide variety of opportunities for relaxation, leaning and social activities.

Contact details

Phone number: 01793 531133
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Address: 1 Wood Street, Swindon, SN1 4AN


Bromsgrove and Redditch Carer Support Group

We offer information, advice and support by telephone, group meetings and through a monthly news letter.

Contact details

Phone number: 0121 4451929
Address: Corner Hollow, Rowney Green Lane, Alvechurch, B48 7QS

 
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