Stockport Mental Health Carers Support Service

Stockport Mental Health Carers Support Service

At times, due to your caring responsibilities, you may not be able to take care of your own wellbeing which can impact on what you want to achieve

 WE ARE HERE TO HELP

Our support will be led by you to identify ways to assist you in your caring role.

Our service is for carers of adults who live in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport who have a mental health condition or are experiencing emotional distress.

We provide confidential, impartial information, support and advice to carers.

“You are not alone.  We recognise and value the invaluable role in helping your relatives, partner and friends in their recovery”  

Do you provide emotional and practical support to a relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without your help?

If so then you may be able to receive support as a carer.

Do you want to:

  • get out more, meet other people and get involved with your local community?
  • get involved with education and/or improve your skills e.g. IT
  • participate in social activities
  • Receive support to gain / retain employment

How can we help you?

We provide one to one emotional and practical support. This could be:

  • home visits,
  • meeting in the community,
  • over the phone or
  • any other preferred method of contact

Under the Care Act 2014 we have some specific duties which are:

  • Carry out assessments under the care Act for eligible carers
  • Help you put together a support plan to meet your assessed needs
  • Review with you your support plan at agreed intervals

Additionally for carers we will: 

  • Support you to access information and advice about mental health
  • Contact relevant professionals on your behalf i.e. care coordinators
  • Help you access courses to develop good coping skills and strategies to assist in your caring role
  • Signpost to relevant services i.e. carers groups, courses, benefit advisors counselling etc.

We know everyone is different and we are committed to listen to you and work alongside you.

Our trained Carers Support Workers and Volunteers will work with you to help you improve your wellbeing.

Our Carers Support Workers are trained and qualified to work with carers and have an understanding and awareness of mental health issues.

Like some of our volunteers choose to do, maybe  in time you might be able to use  your skills, knowledge and expertise to inspire others and become part of our team. 

For more information telephone: 0161 475 6229, 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Thursday, 9.00am – 4.30pm Friday

Email: carerssupport@stockportmind.org.uk