What does diagnosis mean? What is a CPN, a CPA, or a CMHT?
As a Carer you may need different kinds of information to help inform and support you at different times. Sometimes the mental health system itself can be very confusing - it has often been called the Mental Health Maze.
You can download our carers pack here
"You need to learn about the illness. I had to learn through trial and error. The more carers understand the better it is for user and carer"
Carers in Mind Newsletter
This is a quarterly newsletter, which gives you information on local and national topics that will help keep you up to date on the current news and developments within mental health services. This newsletter also offers updates on activities happening with the Carers in Mind project. Click here to view newsletter.
Dates for your Diary
Aims to give you information on our current programme of information and education sessions to help you develop further in your role as carers. Dates for your Diary also aims to give you a list of potential breaks you may take with other carers through the Carers in Mind Project.
Through Dates for your Diary we also aim to keep you updated on the programme of Friends and Families Skills Workshops run at Queen Mary’s University Hospital by SWLStG’s nurse consultant Catherine Gamble, please contact Kim for further information.
The Carers Library is a collection of books, DVDs and videos on a wide range of mental health problems and caring. It is available to registered Carers who can borrow any of the resources.
List of books, videos & DVDs
Through a regular Drop in on the first and third Friday of the month from 11am-1pm there is an opportunity to speak to the project coordinator without an appointment on any issues or concerns. The project coordinator will be more than happy to give you any information you may need, you may also take this opportunity to access the Carers Library or to get information from the Internet.
We have additional leaflets on a range of topics (please see the Further Reading page (Link)), we can help you find additional information if you want to know about something specific not listed on our website, please contact us for more details.
This pack has been developed by Lu Duhig, a Carer, from Avon and Wiltshire – it is written by Carers for Carers.
The Carers Pack can downloaded as a single zipped folder containing all the articles, or as individual PDFs.
- Carers Pack: 1–14 (618K)
Download a PDF version
To save the PDF to your computer: PC users select the link and right-click the mouse, select link target. Mac users click the link.