We think carers do amazing work every day for the people they care for and we’re here to support you.
Caring for someone with mental health difficulties can bring unique challenges.
We understand this and give you the right support and advice to help you in the important role you play in that person’s life.
We want to give you an opportunity to talk about your concerns and worries, and give you some space to focus on yourself rather than the person you care for.
We can offer you:
We work with carers and families across Teesside to provide additional support with home treatment plans to help avoid hospital admission or with support helping their family member when they've been discharged from care (we provide this service alongside Redcar & Cleveland Mind).
Working with you we'll define ‘what matters to me’ before developing a peer support plan and helping to identify social opportunities for carers, as well as strengthening their emotional support networks.
We also work closely with our advocacy team with both community and inpatients services to ensure your voice as a carer is heard. This includes providing advocacy for carers and/or support for carers to self-advocate in order to get their views heard.
How can we help you?
- One to one emotional support
- Carers support plans
- Support at meetings
- Information and advice
- Support groups and wellbeing workshops
Carers Coffee Morning
Every Thursday we host a coffee morning here at The Mind Centre for carers.
If you'd like to join us for coffee and a chance to talk and unwind then please contact Shazana or Renee on 01642 257020 to book your place.
Carers Gardening Club
Working with Middlesbrough Environment City, we're launching a new gardening group for parents and carers this year.
We hope that we can transform a communal outdoor space into allotment plots where carers can grow a variety of plants, trees, fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers. It's our hope that parents and carers can also bring the person they care for with them to use the space together at weekends and school holidays.
So, we're now looking for members to join the ‘Carers Gardening Club’ ready to start work once lockdown restrictions are lifted. If you're interested to find out more please reach out to us or request an invitation to our weekly coffee morning to find out more.
Who is this service for?
We can work with you if:
• You are aged 18 or over
• You or the person you care for lives in Teesside
• You are a relative, partner or friend of an adult with mental health difficulties
The person you are supporting does not need to be currently accessing mental health services.
What happens next?
You can refer yourself to the service by giving us a call, completing an enquiry form on this website or sending us an email.
Once we've recieved your referral, someone from the carers team will contact you within three working days.
The appointments are mostly held at our offices in Middlesbrough, however we can arrange a home visit where necessary.