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Support for carers of people with mental illness

Bipolar Support Group Southport

This support group is open to those who are affected by bipolar and their carers, offering befriending, social activities and information. Meetings take place first Thursday of every month from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Address: St Peters Church, St Peters Road, Southport, PR8 4BY

Tel: 020 7931 6480 – this redirects you to your local support group

Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

 

Carers Mental Health Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of every month from 12 noon till 3.00pm.

at Liverpool Carers Centre.

Address: Mount Vernon Green, Hall Lane, Liverpool L7 8TF

Tel: 0151 705 2308

 

Caring Alone  

Caring Alone is a free online support and social service for young carers aged 16 to 30. It offers help, information and support to those caring for somebody with health needs. To access the help on offer young carers need to register online.

Website: http://www.caringalone.org.uk/

 

Dementia Friends

By becoming a dementia friend you can help raise awareness to help eradicate the stigma surrounding dementia. To find your nearest session click on the link and enter your postcode.

The Live Well Liverpool website contains lots of information and advice about dementia for people who are worried about their memory, going through assessment and living with dementia. You can hear people’s stories and get advice about different aspects of dementia and supporting someone who has dementia. There’s also a database of all the services provided by NHS, social care and voluntary organisations for people in Liverpool.

www.dementiafriends.org.uk

 

Early Intervention Service Liverpool / Sefton

The trust’s Early Intervention teams run six week relatives educational courses for relatives of people with psychosis. It provides peer support, as well as educating family members on how to manage psychosis. The course is open to those over 16 at various venues in respond to demand.  

Tel: Liverpool team on 0151 250 6271 

Tel:South Sefton and Kirkby team on 0151 330 8532/8555

Tel: North Sefton team on 01704 383 602 

 

Everton FC Pass on the Memories

Everton Football Club, in partnership with Mersey Care, runs this support programme for people who suffer from dementia and their carers. A range of interventions, including sporting reminiscence workshops, custom-made life story memory books and calendars, day trips to local places of interest and social activities all help people to share important memories and create new ones. Sessions run in South Liverpool on Tuesdays and on Wednesdays in North Liverpool.

Address: Goodison Rd, Liverpool, Merseyside L4 4EL

Tel: Henry Mooney on151 530 5253

Website: http://community.evertonfc.com/

 

Kinship Carers

Kinship Carers is a City wide support group for kin carers who have taken on the responsibility of raising their grandchildren, nephews, nieces etc. when their biological parents can no longer raise them.  Our service promotes equality, health and education, one to one support, drop in support, advice, activities/trips  for children and stressless days for kin carers.    

Ellergreen Community Centre, Ellergreen Road, Liverpool, L11 2RY

Tel: 0151 280 2108

Website: www.kinshipcarersliverpool.org.uk

 

Landlife

People in Knowsley with mild mental health problems and their carers are invited to attend the nature events on offer by Landlife, which include walks, nature therapy, gardening  activities and bike rides.

Address: Landlife, National Wildflower Centre, Court Hey Park, Roby Road, Knowsley, Liverpool, L16 3NA

Tel: Annick Laroque 0151 482 6291

Website: www.nwc.org.uk

 

Liverpool Schizophrenia Association

The carers support group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30 pm.

 

Address: 387 Smithdown Road, Wavertree, Liverpool L15 3JJ

Tel: 0151 735 0187

 

Making It Happen group

Liverpool’s Making it Happen partnership website across five areas are: Carers, mental health, veterans, leaning disabilities and physical and sensory impairment and older people. Organisations can upload their information so there’s plenty to look at.

www.mihliverpool.co.uk

 

Mary Seacole House

Mary Seacole House offers a carers support service for the black and minority ethnic group who care for those with a mental illness. They offer a wide variety of services including befriending, breaks, stress reduction services, education, lunch clubs and much more.

Website: http://www.maryseacolehouse.com/carers-support-service

Tel: 0151 707 0319

Address: 91 Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool, L8 7LB

 

Mental Health Support Group (Under The Recovery College)

Under the umbrella of the Recovery College, Lisa Gould and Robert Greenberg run a monthly carer group for carers who care for service users with mental health illness. The only prerequisite to access this service is that the service user must be under the care of Mersey Care NHS Trust.

Monthly meetings take place on Wednesdays at 7pm at Fiveways Health Centre, Childwall, L15 6UT.

Tel: Lisa Gould on 07970984442 or lisa.gould@merseycare.nhs.uk

 

New Directions

New Directions provides respite care and support for those caring for somebody with learning disabilities or dementia.

Address: 89 Aintree Lane, Aintree, Merseyside, L10 2JJ

Contact Number: 0151 526 0090

Website: http://www.ndirections.co.uk/

 

Oakfield Centre Carers Group

If you care for somebody with learning difficulties or mental illness you call the  centre to identify the support groups that suit your needs.

 

Oakfield Day Centre

The Methodist Church

Oakfield Road

Liverpool L4 0UP

Tel 0151 263 8644

 

OCD Support Group in Liverpool

The Liverpool support group is open to sufferers, family members, friends and carers of people with OC . The aim of the group is to provide mutual support and to discuss ideas and strategies. The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month between 5pm and 7pm.  

Address: Neurosupport Centre, Norton Street (off London Road), Liverpool, L3 8LR

Tel: 08451203778

website: http://www.ocduk.org/liverpool

 

OCD Support Group in Southport

Provides support for OCD sufferers, carers and family. The meeting takes place once a month to discuss the distress OCD causes and share ideas on how to cope.

Address: Christ Church, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1AA

Email: ocdsouthport@yahoo.co.uk

 

Think Family

Mersey Care NHS Trust works in partnership with a number of organisations to provide young carers with an environment that is mutually beneficial to both the carer and the service user. We look to aid young carers who are caring for somebody who has a physical illness/disability, mental ill health, sensory disability, or has a problematic use of drugs or alcohol.