Support for carers
Family and friends provide vital support to individuals, who access our services, and we recognise that this role can be demanding, difficult and isolating.
We believe that working in partnership with service users and carers is fundamental to delivering high quality care. As well as providing care and treatment to the person you care for, we are here to support you. If you have a problem or you are worried about something, please talk to a member of staff.
You may be a child or young person (under 18) supporting a parent, brother, sister or grandparent – you are also a young carer.
You may be a parent, sister, brother, grandparent or friend – you are also a carer.
You may need emotional support, which could be talking with someone about the things that worry you, or you may need support with the practical things, such as being given information, attending care meetings, or support to access community organisations.
We’ve put together some information to help you in getting the information and support you may need in providing care.
CNWL Recovery & Wellbeing College
The CNWL Recovery College provides courses for people who use our services, their carers and our staff. Find out more about what the college offers:
If you would like more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other support agencies
Here are some other support agencies for carers that you may find useful:
Local carers support
Harrow Rethink Mental Illness Carers Support Group
Volunteer group coordinators: Ann & Jennifer
Telephone: 020 8427 7737 or 020 8952 3993
K&C Carers Hub (Carers UK)
Advice service Free phone: 0800 032 1089
Information for young carers (children and young people under 18 years of age)
Hammersmith and Fulham Family Services
Tel: 020 8753 6600
Kensington & Chelsea Early Help for Families Team
Tel: 020 7598 4608 / 020 7361 4129
Westminster Children's and Families' Access Team
Tel: 020 7641 4000
National Young Carers Link
National carer organisations
NHS care and support:
Carers Rights (opens NHS Choices website)
Carers Direct helpline (opens NHS Choices website)
Royal College of Psychiatrists