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:

Other support agencies

Here are some other support agencies for carers that you may find useful:

Local carers support

Brent Carers Centre Tel: 020 3802 7070 Email: Web:

Camden Carers Centre Tel: 020 7428 8950 Email: Web:

Harrow Carers Tel: 020 8868 5224 Email: Web:

Harrow Rethink Mental Illness Carers Support Group Volunteer group coordinators: Ann & Jennifer Telephone: 020 8427 7737 or 020 8952 3993 Email:

Hillingdon Carers Centre Tel: 01895 811 206 Email: Web:

K&C Carers Hub (Carers UK) Advice service Free phone: 0800 032 1089 Email

Kensington & Chelsea Mental Health Carers Association Tel: 020 8960 5813 Email: Web:

London Carers Service (Hillingdon & Ealing) Tel: 01895 441 835 Email: Web:

Carers Milton Keynes Tel: 01908 231 703 Email: Web:

Carers Network (Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster) Tel: 020 8960 3033 Email: Web:

Information for young carers (children and young people under 18 years of age)

Brent Young Carers Tel: 020 8795 6240 Email: Web:

Harrow Young Carers Tel: 020 8868 5224 Email: Web:

Hammersmith and Fulham Family Services Tel: 020 8753 6600 Email:

Hillingdon Young Carers Tel: 01895 811 206 Email: Web:

Kensington & Chelsea Early Help for Families Team Tel: 020 7598 4608 / 020 7361 4129 Email:

Milton Keynes Young Carers Tel: 01908 231 703 Email: Web:

Westminster Children's and Families' Access Team Tel: 020 7641 4000 Email:

National Young Carers Link Web:

National carer organisations

Carers Trust

Carers UK

NHS care and support:

Carers Rights (opens NHS Choices website)

Carers Direct helpline (opens NHS Choices website)

Royal College of Psychiatrists