Carers Direct

Carers Direct is a national information, advice and support service for carers in England. It provides an online guide to social care and a confidential helpline providing information and advice for carers. On the helpline you can request a free call back, and there is an interpreter service for over 170 languages. The helpline advisers…

Carers Hub Lambeth

Carers Hub Lambeth offers advice, information, emotional support, signposting, peer support groups and events.They have a specialist team for adult carers, older carers and young carers (anyone with a caring role who is under 18) and a specialist worker for carers of someone with a mental illness. A list of the core services that are available to carers: Older Carers Peer Support Groups The…

Carers Trust

Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. We offer specialist services for carers of people of…

Carers UK

Offers a telephone helpline and publishes information and advice for carers, including on benefits, community care issues and details of local support groups. Publishes a regular magazine for members. Also hosts an online forum. Works to bring carers’ issues to the attention of government and policy makers.

Help For Carers

Help For Carers (formerly known as Crossroads) provides relief from the stresses experienced by people who look after someone with a care need caused by disability, illness or age and need some home-based support. The organization provides a home-based respite service for the carers of older people and adults and children with physical or learning disabilities. There…

Mencap (Lambeth & Southwark)

  Lambeth & Southwark Mencap is a voluntary organisation which is a registered charity & company limited by guarantee.  They are managed by a Voluntary Board of Trustees, which  includes parents & relatives of people with learning disabilities, professionals and volunteers. Lambeth & Southwark Mencap provides the following services:- An outreach support service to adults living…

National Self-Harm Network

Survivor-led organisation campaigning for the rights and understanding of people who self harm. Aims to provide relief for people who self harm by offering support, advice and information, and an online support forum via website. Downloadable leaflets also available.  Also supports friends and carers.

No Panic

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N.B. This is a national service

Self Management UK (Experts Patients)

Self Management UK   – Self management support for people living with long-term health conditions including mental health issues. They used to be called The Expert Patients Programme.  They have over 12 years’ experience working with patients, carers, healthcare professionals, clinicians and commissioners. They work with patients and carers to help them manage the day to…

Seroxat & SSRI User Group

The Seroxat User Group was set up by UK patients using the medication, to provide support and advice to users and to their families and friends. It provides a website with online support and advice about Seroxat anti-depressant medication and other SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors).  This website contains information about the aims of the group,…

Solidarity in a Crisis – Out-of-Hours Peer Support

Solidarity in a Crisis supports people in distress by providing out of hours emotional support over the phone and in person. The service is run by Peer Supporters who have their own experience of facing and overcoming crisis. By sharing life experiences, Peer Supporters can promote recovery and enhance feelings of belonging, especially for those…

Southwark Carers

Southwark Carers provides information, advice and support to carers across the borough. They also aim to raise awareness of the rights and needs of carers in Southwark by working in partnership with other local organisations to make sure that carers get as much support as possible. Southwark Carers offer a wide range of free services for the…

Southwark Carers (Young Carers)

Southwark Young Carers is the borough wide service for Young Carers in Southwark, provided by Imago Community. Young Carers are anyone aged 8-18 who are taking on caring responsibilities for a family with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue. Young Adult Carers are those aged 18-24. Southwark Young Carers will enable Young Carers aged 8-24…

Southwark Wellbeing Hub

The Southwark Wellbeing Hub is  delivered by Together for Mental Wellbeing and joint funded by Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group and Southwark Council.  They provide information and support to people with mental health and wellbeing issues living in Southwark.  They offer Information, Navigation – information about local services, Support, Peer support and Wellbeing workshops. They also support family,…

Stroke Care

For those living with strokes, mobility and other long-term disabilities, their carers and/or relatives, there are hurdles to overcome.  Stroke Care operate a range of social and community care services which focus on prevention and rehabilitation support to help address these hurdles and barriers for people affected by strokes, mobility and other related long-term health…

SUITE

SUITE is the service user and carer and family focussed part of the Education and Training Department of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. We support, coach and give training to service users and carers so that they can develop and deliver training to SLaM staff on a whole range of topics. We believe that…

Survivors UK

Offers support, advice, information and counselling for men over 18 who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault /rape. Individual counselling held in central London as well as web and email chat. You can self-refer. Also offers training for professionals and organisations. They offer individual counselling from their base in Shadwell, London E1…

The Kiloran Trust

A large welcoming house in west London in which carers can come for a Respite Care Break away from Caring.  Kiloran is here specifically for unpaid carers looking after a relative or friend at home – a husband, wife, child, parent, sibling – who requires full time commitment to their care. We offer carers a break…

TOPAZ

TOPAZ is a team of Social Workers, occupational therapists and community workers offering advice and support to adults with health concerns in Lambeth. They provide support people with mental health issues (including agoraphobia) or physical health problems. They can provide support with: Budgeting / benefits advice Transport advice Carers support / advice Counselling Housing issues…

Working Families

Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation. The charity helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. Their Legal Helpline gives parents and carers advice on employment rights such as maternity and paternity leave, rights to time off in an emergency, shared parental…

YoungMinds Parents Helpline

Young Minds is a national charity.  The Parents Helpline is a telephone helpline if you are worried about a child or young person, up to the age of 25 years, regarding emotional problems, behaviour or mental health.  You can call the free helpline for confidential, expert advice. Who contacts YoungMinds?  Parents, carers, grandparents, foster carers – any…

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