Links to resources
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 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
Royal College of Psychiatrists ‘Partners in Care’, Carers and confidentiality in
mental health leaflet 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.
A checklist 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
The Royal College of Psychiatrists Mental 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
Caring for someone
This is the part of the Government Directgov website with
information for carers. It includes information on carers’ rights
and financial support.
Carers 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
Carers is a voluntary organisation
which provides support for carers and the people they care for.
Young 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.
Rethink offers practical information for
carers. It also provides
specialist services and support groups
across the country for carers of people with severe mental
MIND has a wide range of information and support for carers,
including booklets, factsheets and a telephone support line.
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