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.
The support we offer
Our aim is to give you the timely support and advice you need, whilst you support your friend or relative. It needs to be at a manner and place that is most useful to you.
We will always offer to meet you face-to-face, but we recognise that this can be difficult to arrange when life is busy for you. As an alternative, we can phone, use Skype, or email to get you the information and support you are looking for.
1-to-1 sessions: These can be arranged to discuss any issues or problems you may be experiencing.
Telephone support: For when your availability or time is limited, or you are having a bad day and a friendly ear is just what you need.
Advocacy: If you have any concerns attending meetings or appointments etc., we can go with you to support you.
As well as being a listening ear, these are some of the things we could help with:
Understanding your rights as a carer
Support for when the work life/home life balance is stretched
Multi-disciplinary teams (MDT) meetings
Accessing a carers assessment
Getting help with housing or benefit issues
Looking after your own wellbeing
Information and signposting
Get in touch
If you would like support, or more information, please contact us and we’ll take it from there.