Links to resources
The Princess Royal
Trust for Carers is a network of 144
independently-managed Carers' Centres, 89 young carers' services
websites which deliver around the clock
support to over 424,000 carers and approximately 25,000 young
carers. The Trust website has information specifically for
people caring for someone with mental
health and related conditions. It also works jointly
with the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the ‘Partners in Care’ campaign, which has
produced resources for carer and information for health
professionals to improve their work with carers.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
‘Partners in Care’,
Carers and confidentiality in mental health
is about conﬁdentiality issues which arise between mental health
professionals and carers of adults with mental health problems, in
particular those who provide on-going help and support, without
payment, to a relative, partner or friend. It was produced as
part of the ‘Partners in Care campaign, a joint initiative between
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and the Royal College of
for carers of people with mental health problems
This leaflet includes checklists of the sort
of questions carers might want to ask or to think about in
preparation for meeting with the psychiatrist and other members of
the mental health team.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists
Health Information for all section of the website
includes links to leaflets and other resources such as
podcasts and key
facts on a wide range of topics. The
College is a source of evidence based, accessible and up-to-date
information that has been developed through joint working between
health professionals and the Service User and Carer
This is the part of the Government Directgov
website with information for carers. It includes information
on carers’ rights and financial support.
Direct – NHS Choices
Carers Direct is the part of the NHS Choices
website with information, support and advice for carers. It
includes links to the confidential Carers Direct helpline as well
as links to local support services.
Care is a voluntary organisation which provides
support for carers and the people they care for.
Crossroads Care Wales is part of the
Crossroads Care Association and works in every local authority area
Crossroads Caring Scotland provides
practical support for carers through a network of local services
Caring for Carers is a Northern
Ireland based charity providing respite
care for carers.
Minds Is a national charity which is committed
to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all
children and young people. It provides an information and
advice service to parents with a concern about their child's
emotional problems or behaviour.
Depression Alliance offers information, support
and understanding for people who are concerned about, or caring
for, someone with depression.
practical information for
carers. It also provides
specialist services and support groups across the
country for carers of people with severe mental illness.
MIND has a wide range of information and
support for carers, including booklets, factsheets and
a telephone support line.