Carer support

Founded nearly 50 years ago by carers of people living with mental illness, Rethink Mental Illness has a proud history of meeting the needs of carers and fighting for their rights. We believe this work is extremely important, as carers are often neglected, despite the crucial support they provide to individuals and the positive impact they have on society as a whole.  

To help carers maintain and improve their wellbeing, we provide tailored information and advice about the care and support available to them and how they can access it. This includes carer’s assessments from their local authorities, benefits and financial support they may be entitled to, and peer support that can connect them with others who understand their day-to-day experiences.