From our years of experience supporting carers we know that carers who care for someone long term (or care for someone with a mental health condition) may struggle considerably, and the stress of caring for someone else with complex health needs or a mental health condition can severely impact on your own health and well-being as a carer.
Brent Carers Centre supports the mental well-being of Carers in the following ways.
Carers Mental Health Service
Our Carers mental health service can help you with:
- confidential advice, information and support;
- support around care and emergency planning;
- advocate on your behalf; and so much more.
Please Contact Us for further information.
Brent Guides to Mental Health Services
As part of Brent Covid Emergency Response work, we have been working alongside local Mental Health providers in the borough to produce a comprehensive and up to date leaflet on the range of Mental Health Support Services available in Brent.
Entitled “Taking Care of your Mental Health and Wellbeing” the booklet offers information and tips for managing your mental health and wellbeing during this period and beyond.
This booklet is for residents, patients and carers, as well as professionals and volunteers working in Brent. It can be used to access services directly as a resident, patient or carer. Professionals and volunteers will find it very useful for signposting or making referrals.
Also, Brent Public Health have put together a Mental Health Directory of Services available in Brent: Brent Public Health’s Mental Health Directory.
Carers Counselling Service
Counselling is a talking therapy that involves talking and listening, and working with a counsellor who is trained to support you in a safe setting so you can start to discuss those issues that are causing you concern. It can help you come to terms with your caring role, release painful feelings and see your options more clearly.
Counselling at the Centre is free and is provided by a team of volunteer counsellors. Carers are offered an initial meeting to find out more about the counselling we offer and how we can best meet their needs, before being assigned a counsellor.
If you are able to commit to attending 10 weekly sessions and would like to find out more about this service or make a referral please contact us on telephone number 020 3802 7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carers Support Groups
Don’t forget our Carers Support Groups which can also offer a great deal of comfort, by talking with other carers who understand and sharing similar experiences.
For further information have a look at our Carers Support Groups and Activities page.