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Mental Health Carer Support

Additional activities

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.

Additional activities

Our main role is to give individual support and information, to help you support your family member or friend – and to look after yourself in the process. Whilst most of our contact is one-to-one, either face-to-face or over the phone, we do have opportunities to meet up with others as a break for yourself or an opportunity for mutual support.

Carers Catch-up HUB
Venue: Action Station, Boldon Lane, South Shields, NE34 0LZ
Date/time: Every Tuesday, 9.30-11.00am
Meet with other carers to enjoy refreshments, a catch-up with other carers, peer support, and information sessions.
 

Information HUB
Venue: Action Station Boldon Lane, South Shields, NE34 0LZ
Date/time: Every Tuesday, 11.00am – 12.15pm
Explore your options, benefits, receive advice/information and appropriate signposting.

Women’s Group and Men’s Group
These groups have varied programmes of activites, please contact the team for the current programme, dates, and venues.

Out of Hours Group
Time: 5.00-6.30pm
This group is for people who have commitments throughout the day. Contact the team for the next meeting dates and venues.

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