If you provide unpaid support and care for somebody with a disability, illness, addiction or mental health problem, the following organisations may be able to offer support:
Information and support for people caring for someone else.
Advice and support for people caring for someone else.
Free, confidential information and advice on your rights, including with money, housing, legal and other problems.
03444 111 444 (Adviceline)
03444 111 445 (Text relay)
NHS Choices – Carers Direct
Information from the NHS on support available to carers.
Rethink Mental Illness
Provides support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems, including local support groups.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Professional body for psychiatrists. Includes information about mental health problems and treatments.
24-hour emotional support for anyone who needs to talk.
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 90 90, Stirling FK8 2SA
Time to Change
National campaign to end stigma and discrimination against people with mental health problems in England and Wales.
Helps people in financial difficulty to access benefits, grants and support services.
Committed to improving the mental health of babies, children and young people, including support for parents and carers.
0808 802 5544 (parents helpline)
85258 (crisis messenger service, text YM)