Mental Health

Considered as a hidden caring role because mental health is not ‘seen’, the importance of support for mental health Carers is paramount

1 in 6 people in the UK will experience common mental health problems in any given week. Caring for someone who is living with a mental health condition can impact your own mental health. Our team are here to support you.

There are many impacts that caring for someone with a mental health condition may have on you as a Carer. Including but not exclusive to a significant impact on your own mental health. The stigma around mental health and the importance of it being seen as having equal importance to our physical health is changing. Mental health Carers are still having to navigate this system and society with the stigma as it is today.

The complexities of the processes involved when caring for someone living with a mental health condition can feel overwhelming. It can be hard to find anytime to step back and ask how you are doing. Our two leads for mental health Carers Abi and Hannah have over two decades of experience in the mental health field between them. They are here to help support you as the Carer and to ensure that your wellbeing is looked after also.

Monthly Carers Assessment Surgery for Mental Health Carers

Wandsworth Carers’ Centre are working jointly with Adult Social Services to provide monthly Carers’ Assessment surgeries.  If you are caring for someone with a mental health condition and would like to have a Carers Assessment, please call us on 020 8877 1200 or email to book your appointment.  We are able to offer you the assessment over the phone, or via online video calling – whichever you would prefer.

For more information about the benefits of having a Carers Assessments please click here.

We run a monthly peer support group for mental health Carers. Click the button below for more info.