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Useful contacts

Carers Trust

carers.org
Information and support for carers. They’ve also produced a resource called The Carers Trust Relationship Guide.

Carers UK

0808 808 7777
carersuk.org
advice@carersuk.org
Independent information and support for carers.

Citizens Advice

citizensadvice.org.uk
Advice on legal issues, money and other problems.

Crossroads Care

crossroadscareuk.org
Respite support, either within your home or helping you to spend time away from the role of caring.

Elefriends

elefriends.org.uk
A supportive online community where you can be yourself.

NHS Choices: Carers Direct

0300 123 1053
nhs.uk/carersdirect
Information from the NHS on support available to carers.

Rethink Mental Illness

0300 5000 927
rethink.org
Information for carers including a carer’s assessment pack, message board and sibling support network.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

rcpsych.ac.uk
Advice and information to improve the lives of people with mental illness.

Samaritans

Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
Chris PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)
jo@samaritans.org
samaritans.org
24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.

Time to Change

time-to-change.org.uk
Information on anti stigma campaigns around mental health.

Turn2Us

turn2us.org.uk/your-situation/carers
A national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.

Young Minds

Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544
youngminds.org.uk
Information and support on mental health for young people and their parents.