Birmingham Mental Health Carers Support Service

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HelenStonham

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Hello all,

I am just dropping in with some information regarding a service I provide for carers who care for those with mental illness in the Birmingham area.

If you're a carer that looks after someone with mental health and you need some extra support or maybe someone in your family cares for you because of your mental health and they need a little extra help we may be able to support you..

The service offers information and advice to carers of adults with
mental health needs which may include support to access respite,
housing, and finance. Carers can be of any age including young
carers (those aged 4 – 17 years old) where a support plan is
tailored to the needs of the carer. The cared for individual should be
registered with a Birmingham GP.

There are three core service elements on offer to carers:
• Universal Information - Provision of high quality information for
carers.
• One to One Support - Development of a person-centered support
plan working towards positive outcomes for carers of people with
mental health needs. Carers can access support for up to twelve
sessions. Support workers will also recommend continuing
engagement with relevant peer support groups to ensure ongoing
success.
• Peer Support - Enabling carers to develop self sustaining peer
groups within the community. Groups will work together to
influence policy and services and provide a social and supportive
network for carers.

If you are interested call us on 01213804949 and refer yourselves to us. We're a friendly bunch and can answer any questions on the phone, and we can complete the first bit of paperwork over the phone with you too :)