A carer is someone who looks after a friend or relative who is experiencing an illness or disability and cannot take care of themselves. A carer may or may not live with the person they support.
You may well find being a carer rewarding. But it can sometimes be difficult, frustrating and lonely. It can be easy for carers to neglect themselves as they focus their attention on the person they are looking after.
The Trust is launching a new strategy aimed at improving our relationships with the carers, families and friends of people who use our services.
Over 170 people - the majority of whom were carers, families and friends of people with mental health problems - contributed to the strategy, which will span the next three years.
There are many organisations that offer support and advice for carers. Click on the links below for:
You can also apply for a carers' assessment (opens in new window). This looks at your needs and what local services could be provided to help you.