We’re Proud to Support Carers Week
By Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind
This week, from the 6th to the 12nd, is Carers Week – an annual awareness campaign to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers.
The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.
This year, the focus is on ‘Building Carer Friendly Communities’. Communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.
Here at Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind, we are here for you and your family if you care for someone who has a mental health difficulty. We understand that caring for someone with a mental health difficulty can bring unique challenges, and we can support you in many different ways to face these challenges.
The carers support service can offer:
- One-to-one emotional support
- Person centred carers support plans
- Information and Advice
- Support Groups
- Wellbeing workshops
- Signposting to other organisations
We can work with you if:
- You are aged 18 or over
- You or the person you care for lives in Middlesbrough
- You are a relative, partner or friend of an adult with mental health difficulties
- The person you are supporting does not need to be accessing mental health services
We are happy to meet you where you are comfortable, such as in your own home, local community centre or café, or you can come to our building on Lothian Road. You can refer yourself to the service by giving us a ring on 01642 257020, completing an enquiry form on this website or sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org The service is usually available Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4pm. If you need an appointment outside these times, we will always try to arrange this.