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You may find the Worker section of this website helpful when
the person you care for is preparing to start or return to work.
There are also links to organisations that provide general services
and support for carers.
The Princess Royal Trust for
Carers is a network of 144 independently-managed
Carers' Centres, 89 young carers' services and interactive 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
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.
RCPsych's ‘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 Psychiatrists.
RCPsych's checklist for carers of people with mental
health problems 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' Mental
Health Information for all section of the website
includes links to leaflets and other resources such as
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 Forum.
sections with information for carers. It includes information on
carers’ rights and financial support.
NHS Choices - Your guide to care and
support 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
Carers Trust is a
voluntary organisation which provides support for carers and the
people they care for.
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.
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
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