Family & Carers Services

It’s important to support yourself while caring for someone else.

As a family member or carer, it can be difficult and worrying when someone you care about is experiencing mental ill health. Sometimes we need a little extra support and a reminder to look after ourselves too.

It can feel lonely and isolating caring for someone, but you are not alone. We know that people are often doing the very best they can at a difficult time and our family and carers support service is here to help.

What will happen when I contact FDAMH?

We will contact you shortly after receiving your referral and speak with you to understand the problems or concerns that you are facing.

It is important to us that we build a relationship of trust with you. We will get to know you so the support we provide meets your unique needs and those of your family.

What sort of support will I receive?

We will work directly with you to provide tailored one-to-one support based on your unique needs.

You will receive up to 8 sessions, normally provided by one member of the team, which can be delivered remotely or in-person at our centre. We do recommend having at least some in-person sessions as these can be very helpful.

Please note that there may be a waiting list for this service.

We also offer support groups and courses.

Carers Education Course
This course meets weekly for 2 hours a week over 6 weeks to help you:

Learn more about mental health
Develop ways to deal with stress and feelings of anger
Gain ideas for coping with change
• Learn ways to support and communicate with your friend or relative
• Discuss and share ideas with others
Carers Support Groups
These groups meet monthly to:

Offer a safe space to meet with people facing similar challenges
Allow discussion of caring issues to help you learn from each other
Give you access to an experienced staff member who can provide emotional support,
information, and advice
Give you time and space to laugh and cry with people who ‘get where you’re coming from’!
Reduce the stress and loneliness of caring

During any times when our groups or education courses cannot run, one-to-one support will be offered instead.

If you are unsure if this is the right service for you, please get in touch and we will do our best to find the right type of support and point you in the direction of other organisations if required.

How can I refer myself or someone else to FDAMH?

Click ‘need support’ to fill in our referral form and a member of our team will be in touch to arrange an appointment. If you are making a referral for someone else, please make sure that they have given their consent.

Referral Forms

If you need to refer yourself or someone else, please use the form below and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Alternatively please call us on 01324 671 600.

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Need Support?

If you need to refer yourself or someone else, please use the options below and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Alternatively you can give us a call on 01324 671 600.

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