Caring for someone with a mental illness can be rewarding but it can be very difficult too.
As a relative or carer you have a vital role in supporting your loved one, but it’s also important that you make time for yourself and get help if you feel you need it.
There are local services in each of our boroughs that offer support, information and advice to carers.
Avenue House / Recovery east
020 8483 1720
The Limes / Recovery west
020 8483 2734
020 8483 2203
Hammersmith & Fulham
020 8563 8014
020 8583 3496
Brentford, Chiswick and Isleworth
020 8583 3365
020 8321 3959
West London Forensic services
020 8483 2114 or 020 8354 8106
Ealing Carers Centre
The Ealing Carers Centre is a resource and support centre for all unpaid carers, of any age, in the borough. The centre is managed, in partnership with Ealing Council, by Carers Connect, a consortium led by the Ealing Centre for Independent Living and including Ealing Mencap, Alzheimer’s Concern Ealing and Crossroads Care West London.
Tel: 020 8840 1566
Rethink North West London Carer Support Service (Rethink Mental Illness)
The Rethink North West London Carer Support Service provides support to families and friends caring for people affected by mental illness in the London Boroughs of Hillingdon and Ealing. The service provides information and advice about mental illness and access to services available to support you, signposting / referral to other relevant organisations, individual support to help you resolve issues affecting you and your caring role, access to carer support groups where you can meet others in similar situations to your own and an excellent and informative caring and coping training programme.
Tel: 01895 441 898
Hammersmith & Fulham Carers Support (Mind)
Support group for carers which meets in Hammersmith twice monthly on the second and last Thursday of the month. This service is run by Mind, a leading mental health charity.
Tel: 020 7602 2336
H&F Carer Helpline
A first point of contact for information or advice about being a carer, open Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm. This service is run by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.
Tel: 020 8753 4616
Hounslow Crossroads Care
Tel: 020 8572 8834
London Borough of Hounslow Carers Information
Tel: 020 8583 3085