Planning for future care & support
This page is aimed at people who care for someone else and want to plan their support when they are no longer able to care for them. On this page we call the person you care for your ‘relative’, but we realise that you may not actually be related to them.
Responding to unusual behaviour
If you have a friend or family member with a mental illness, some of their behaviour might worry you. Unusual behaviour in a relative is often the hardest part of mental illness for people to understand, accept and cope with. This page suggests some ways to deal with unusual behaviour.
Going into hospital - for carers
Going into hospital is called an admission. When your relative goes into hospital, doctors might say they have been admitted. There may be times when your relative is very unwell but does not think they need help. If they are, health professionals can bring them to hospital using the Mental Health Act 1983.