Mental Health Carers need recognition, advice information and support too.
There are many children and young people who care for parents who have mental health problems. Carers Lewisham provides support to Young Carers aged from 5 years old upwards:
Support to Mental Health Carers
Carers Lewisham currently provides a range of support services to carers of people with mental health problems, including one to one support and advocacy; Coping Strategies Session; a monthly Mental Health Drop in for carers; a group for carers on helping carers understand the recovery process.
Support to Dementia Carers
We also have a support service for carers of people with dementia. Support includes one to one support and advice; training on managing challenging behaviour; regular day and evening drops in for support.