Mental health carers support service

We support people who care for a neighbour, friend or relative with a mental health issue.

We’re here to:

  • help you think about how caring impacts on you, both emotionally and socially
  • provide practical and emotional support for you to manage your own wellbeing and help you with your caring relationship
  • give you practical tools and techniques to manage daily life as a mental health carer
  • help you navigate your way round the support services available to you and the person you care for
  • provide one to one telephone support about your caring role and its impact on you.

 

Groups and workshops

  • Caring Well in Winter 2020a quick pre-recorded tutorial to remind you of all the important steps you need to take this winter to stay well in your caring role.
  • Carers drop-in surgery. Individual appointments available every Monday between 1.30pm - 4.30pm on Zoom. Meet and talk with a Carers Support Advisor about caring for someone with mental health problems.

In this private session, you can talk in confidence, and receive free and impartial information, advice and support about managing in your caring role. To book, please text “DROPIN” to 07718403574 and a member of our team will get back to you with an appointment within 48 hours.

  • Coping with Caring During COVID-19. This is a free, 2-week, practical course. It's based on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model and aims to help participants understand the impact that caring can have on mental health and develop ways to manage their own mental wellbeing. Participants are encouraged to join in with the sessions via Zoom to receive support from our mental health team, and to connect with other carers experiencing similar challenges. Book the latest course by visiting our what’s on page. Can’t join us live? Don’t worry, we have pre-recorded these sessions too. Email wellbeing@bromleywell.org.uk to receive them all by email completely free.

  • Check our What's On page for a full listing of all Bromley Well events.

 

 Follow our dedicated, and private, mental health carers peer support group page on Facebook where we regularly post advice and information to help you maintain your wellbeing and rights as a carer.

 

Carers Newsletter

Bromley Well provides a free Newsletter for Carers 4 times a year. You can sign up to receive your copy by email. Please read our privacy policy before signing up here.

Resources to download

Download icon  Mental Health Carers Update Issue 2 Dec 2020.pdf

Download icon  Mental Health Carers Support leaflet.pdf

Download icon  Bereavement Support: Advice, Information and Resources for Bromley Residents.pdf

Download icon  Caring During COVID Booklet.pdf