Who are mental ill health carers?
If you live in Hambleton or Richmondshire and are providing care to someone who has a diagnosed mental health condition, you could be able to access support from us. The care you provide could be practical or emotional, and you don’t have to live with the person you care for to receive support.
Each year one in four people will experience a mental health issue, the most common being depression and anxiety. Some other mental health conditions include PTSD, bi-polar and personality disorders, and all can range from mild to severe.
What issues do mental ill health carers face?
Caring for someone with a mental health issue can be very challenging. It can be hard to know what to do or where to turn. The level of care may depend on how severe the illness is, and this can change from time to time as people with these issues often go through a cycle of recovery and relapse.
Carers can play an important part in helping the person they look after get better, and getting information, advice and support could help you cope better with the stresses of caring for someone with a mental health problem. Your health and wellbeing is important too!
How can we support you?
We offer support to people who care for someone who has a mental health issue. This includes parents, partners, children, siblings, grandparents and friends.
It can be helpful to talk to someone who understands what you are going through. If you get support for yourself, you’ll be able to support the person you care for better.