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Mental Health Carer Support

About us

If you need a listening ear or information to help you make decisions, we’re only a phone call away. We are here for adult carers, whether you are supporting another adult, a child, or a young person. We can provide:

  • One-off emotional support over the phone
  • Help with finding information
  • A range of support to help you get a better balance in life
  • Opportunities to meet with others in a similar situation

Mental ill-health can be a one-off episode, intermittent, or long-term. Whether you are dealing with a new situation or have been supporting someone for a long time, our aim is to be there when you need support. 

This service is provided by Mental Health Concern. We are a charity rooted in the North East and have been providing specialist mental health care for over 30 years. We have strong links with organisations and services in the statutory and voluntary sectors; we work with our partners to get the best outcomes for the people we support.  

We work hard to ensure the voices of mental health carers are heard. We want carers to be involved and influential in local and national policies affecting them. To achieve this, we represent and support carers to share their views in consultations about service provision in areas such as:

COVID-19 update

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have suspended all of our face-to-face work, in line with Government guidance to help reduce the virus.

The team is working really hard and offering phone support to carers, as well as providing support on other platforms such as social media, WhatsApp, and Zoom.

Some of our group members want to stay in touch with each other and have been using technology for socially-distant meet-ups, while others have been accessing online activities through Kind Mind Community, the recovery college in South Tyneside: www.kindmindcommunity.org.

We might not be able to meet up face-to-face, but there’s still lots going on in South Tyneside. If you care or support someone with a mental health issue and you feel lonely or isolated, or have issues you would like to discuss, or you need some information or support, please get in touch – we’re here to help you.

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