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 Counselling Service
From years of supporting carers, we know that the stress of caring for someone else can sometimes be overwhelming, so we offer counselling services to help carers cope.
Counselling involves talking with a therapist about anything and everything that causes you concern. The setting is safe, and your interaction is strictly confidential. Our aim is to help you deal with every emotion and situation arising from your role as a career.
Counselling at the Centre is free and can be either face-to- face or virtual.
Interested carers are offered an initial meeting to find out more about the services suitable for them before being assigned a counsellor.
If you are willing to commit to 10 weekly counselling sessions or make a referral, please contact us on telephone number 020 3802 7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about this service.
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.
For Information on how you can improve your health and well being, reduce risks to your health and support if you are unwell or have a medical condition or disability, click here.
For Local Community led information, advice and support services on Wellbeing and Mental Health in Brent, click here.
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.