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  • Oxford Carers Support Service

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    Oxford Carers Support believes that carers have an invaluable role in helping people recover from mental illness and that they should be acknowledged, valued and supported. We place people who use our services at the centre of everything we do. We provide high quality services and welcome feedback from service users to constantly develop and improve them. We are a highly experienced team of senior mental health recovery workers, working across Oxfordshire, specialising in supporting carers of people living with a mental illness. We work closely with Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership, signposting and referring to services and providing a carers course within the Oxfordshire Recovery College. The service provides specialist training sessions to unpaid carers throughout the year including: - Caring and coping Mental health first aid (adult and youth)

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  • Dorset Carers Support

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    Dorset Carers Support offers advice, information and peer support for people who look after someone living with mental illness throughout the Dorset Council area. We provide one to one and group support on a wide range of topics including, specialist emotional support, targeted 1:1 support to identify and achieve personal goals, navigating the mental health system, information on conditions, medications, as well as carers rights. Our service also offers group activities and outings so that our attendees can meet other carers in their local area. In addition to this we manage a carer respite fund providing respite for carers in order to improve wellbeing. We also provide specialist training to support unpaid carers of someone with a mental illness. Our service is open to people based in Dorset except for residents who live in Bournemouth and Poole who can contact CRISP (www.crispweb.org)

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  • Weymouth Carers Support Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    We are a well-established voluntary peer support group that supports carers of people with lived experience of mental illness. Come and join us every Friday in a function room at the Garden Centre to share information and support in an informal setting over a cup of tea or coffee. We offer a friendly and safe place for a chat and can signpost you to other services. This is an exciting time to join our expanding group, and we welcome your input and ideas. Please feel free to call us for a chat or further information. The best way to contact us is via our email: weymouthcarersgroup@rethink.org You might also be interested in Rethink Dorset Carers Support Service who provide one to one and group support on a wide range of topics, including specialist emotional support, targeted 1:1 support to identify and achieve personal goals, navigating the mental health system, information on conditions, medications, as well as carers rights. For more information email dorsetcarers@rethink.org

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  • Folkestone Rethink Carers Support Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    We aim to offer a supportive environment to carers as well as some people living with mental illness. We offer a relaxed and friendly space where people can share their problems and learn about organisations and support services that may be able to help them

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  • Canterbury & Coastal Rethink Carers Support Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    Our group aims to help carers and their partners, relatives and friends with a wide range of mental health problems, including accessing the information they need. We offer a safe environment where people feel at ease. We hold monthly meetings that give carers the opportunity to talk about the issues that are affecting them. At alternate meetings, we invite speakers to share their expertise to a wider audience. We also produce a monthly newsletter and offer telephone support. Our group members raise awareness of the support of Rethink Mental Illness in the community by attending at Southeastern train stations health events, we also stage an annual sponsored fundraising bike ride event, the next being on Sunday 15th May 2022. Our group has a physical activity initiative too, called the ‘Bike Ride, Walk and Talk’, further details can be obtained by contacting cccarergroup@gmail.com We embrace opportunities to extend our provision of activities that bring families of Carers and their loved ones who are service users.

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  • Wakefield Rethink Carers Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    We are pleased to announce our group is meeting once again after a period of suspension due to COVID. Our Wakefield Carers group has been meeting for several years now. We are a friendly group that meets once a month in an afternoon. We offer a safe, relaxing space for people caring for someone with mental illness to share what sort of month they've had. This typically leads to members offering support and encouragement to each other. We never put pressure on anyone to share. We just offer the space for people to do so freely and without judgement, so our members feel less isolated and more supported. As we meet in an afternoon, we provide a simple lunch buffet with tea and coffee that we can enjoy together while we talk. On occasions, we also arrange social outings outside our regular meetings. New members are warmly welcome.

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  • Daventry Mental Health Carers

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    Our Daventry Carers group offers support for people whose friends or family have been affected by mental illness. We have been meeting regularly for several years but always welcome new members to join us. We provide mutual support and information through an understanding of shared experiences. We are active in the local community, create publications and deliver a programme of guest speakers who cover a variety of topics of interest. Meetings are relaxed and therapeutic, and support is offered in a safe and non-judgemental manner.

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  • Worthing Rethink Mental Health Carers Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 11/11/2022

    We are a peer-led support group for the carers, family members and friends of people with lived experience of mental illness. We also welcome people living with mental illness who wish to attend, as both sets of people share similar issues. We have two groups running - one virtual and one face to face. Our virtual meeting runs on the 2nd Monday of each month. Our face to face meeting runs on the 4th Monday of each month . Every month, we try to arrange for a guest speaker to talk to the group about their specialist area but always leave time for people to share concerns and receive support.

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  • Causeway Carers Bicester Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    We meet on the second Monday of each month (unless this falls on a bank holiday in which case the meeting will be on the next Monday) and is open to carers, friends, and family who support people living with and affected by severe mental illness.

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  • Rethink STePS Carers Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    We are a peer support group run by carers of those with lived experience of mental illness. We understand the pressure of juggling carers responsibilities with everyday life. We aim to provide a safe, welcoming space where you can share your experiences and coping strategies, and, most importantly, talk freely about how you feel. We hope our group helps to reduce social isolation and enables people to make new friends.

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  • Oxford City Carers Support Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    We are a peer-led support group for carers. We know that being a carer can be isolating, so we aim to introduce you to other carers in the same situation. We share helpful information and invite guest speakers to talk at meetings.

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  • Hull Rethink Carers Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    Our Hull Carers group has been meeting for several years now. We are a friendly group that meets once a month in an afternoon. We offer a safe, relaxing space for people caring for someone with mental illness to share what sort of month they’ve had. This typically leads to members offering support and encouragement to each other. We never put pressure on anyone to share. We just offer the space for people to do so freely and without judgement, so our members feel less isolated and more supported. We provide information, share knowledge and skills and occasionally organise for speakers to talk about services that may offer further support for carers. New members are warmly welcome.

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  • Rethink Carers Support Group Scunthorpe

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    Our Scunthorpe Carers group has been running since 2002 and offers a safe and welcoming space for anyone that cares or supports someone living with mental illness. Our friendly group meets once a month to share experiences, support and information. We occasionally organise for speakers to talk about topics of interest, provide up-to-date information on services in the area, and how carers can look after themselves. We often arrange social outings and events that we can enjoy together, outside our monthly meetings.

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  • Braintree Rethink Carers Support Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    The aims of this friendly group are to offer support to each other and help increase the awareness of mental illness and the effect it can have on carers, and those experiencing mental illness. We also try to stop the stigma associated with mental illness with community events and fundraise to help those that need in most in the local community.

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  • Rethink Shrewsbury Carers Support Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    We are a long-standing peer support group for carers that offers information and support relating to mental health. We do this by sharing experiences and organising speakers to talk about mental health topics. Group members stay informed about local mental health matters and campaign on local issues. New members are always welcome.

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  • South West Carers 4 BPD

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    South West Carers is a peer support group for carers who face the challenge of loving and caring for someone who has borderline personality disorder (BPD). We meet once a fortnight in Bristol and offer a safe and friendly space to share worries, experiences and our hopes for the future. We work together to access guidance and practical advice from experts in BPD and try to raise the profile of this distressing mental disorder. Please call us for an initial chat. Group members say that they feel less alone and really value being able to talk to people who understand the complexities of caring for someone with BPD.

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  • Rethink Carer Support: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    We are a well established and welcoming carer support group. We all have someone with a mental health condition as a family member or friend. We are visited by speakers, have a large amount of local knowledge and experience, and constantly welcome new carers to the group. We provide a telephone support line (07783 267013) run by carers for other carers. Group members are also involved in making sure the voices of carers are heard by local NHS and social care services.

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  • Beverley Rethink Carers Support Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    Our Beverley Carers group has been running since 2003 and offers people that care for support someone with mental illness the chance to meet in a safe and supportive space. Our friendly group gets together once a month to share experiences, support and information. We occasionally organise for speakers to talk about topics of interest and keep us up-to-date about helpful services in the local area. New members are warmly welcome.

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  • CAT (Carers All Together) Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    We are Carers Altogether; we are a friendly group that meet once a month in an afternoon. Offering a safe relaxed space for people caring for someone living with mental illness the opportunity to share what sort of month they’ve had and do so freely and without judgement. We provide information, share knowledge, skills and offer support and encouragement to one and another. For many of us it’s about enjoying the company and support of others in a similar position as to ours, and always over a relaxing cuppa and a few biscuits. New members are always welcome.

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  • Exmouth Mental Health Carers (St John's Group)

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    We offer a friendly, welcoming space for carers, families and friends of people with lived experience of mental illness. Information, peer support and signposting will be offered alongside a chance to share experiences and make new friends.

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  • Oxfordshire Veteran Mental Health Carers Support Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    The overall purpose of the Oxfordshire Veteran Mental Health Carers Support Group is to provide a supportive environment where family and friends of veterans affected by mental health issues can come together to share experiences and support each other.

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  • Rethink Woking Mental Health Carers Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    Our group offers support to carers of people who have lived experience of mental illness. We believe in information sharing and we ensure that we are able to signpost our group members to services in our local area. We also have guest speakers to share their expertise and knowledge.

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  • Ilminster/Chard and Langport Mental Health Carers

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    We are a group that has been established for many years and meet for mutual support and the sharing of information. We are all carers of people with lived experience of mental illness and can offer help and understanding to those in a similar position. We like to fundraise too, whether by holding a collection at Tesco or running a stall at Drayton Fair. We organised a very successful exhibition at Ilminster Art centre in 2018, which aimed to challenge preconceptions surrounding mental illness and highlight the need for support. Our bi-monthly meetings are informal and usually take place in a local café. We welcome all newcomers with open arms.

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  • MHAP (Mental Health Awareness Portishead) Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    We offer a friendly, welcoming space for carers who are supporting the wellbeing and mental health of young people and we support each other by sharing experiences and information in an informal but confidential setting. Feel free to come along! Your wellbeing is important too! Are you looking for support but can't get to our evening sessions? Are you in need of a break and a listening ear? Rethink MHAP is now offering Walk & Talk daytime sessions and for further information please email: mhap@rethink org or call Catherine on 07568967933

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  • South Buckinghamshire Rethink Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/10/2022

    We are a friendly group of carers that meet in Beaconsfield. We come together every three weeks for coffee and then every three months for meetings during the daytime as a peer-led support group. We organise outings and a variety of social events throughout the year to help alleviate social isolation. In addition, we also support our local supported housing for people living with mental illness.

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