There’s a wide range of support available, including benefits available to carers and those they provide care for.

The benefits system can be complicated and you may need help making a claim.
As well as practical advice, you may also benefit from emotional support from people who understand what being a carer involves.

These resources provide free, reliable information, advice and support.

Carers Trust 
Information and support for carers. 

Carers UK  
Independent information and support for carers.
Helpline: 0808 808 7777

Choice and medication  
An information resource
for patients and carers covering commonly prescribed mental health medications.

Citizens Advice 
Advice on legal issues, money, and other problems. 

NHS Carers Direct 
Information from the NHS on support available to carers.

Rethink Mental Illness
Information for carers including a carer’s assessment pack, message board, and sibling support network.
Advice service freephone 0808 801 0525


Information for carers from a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants, and support services.

24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.
24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)