Looking for help for someone else?
It can be really worrying when someone you know is going through a difficult time. This site will help you to find information on the options there for them. Our information covers a wide range of mental health conditions, links to services and helpful tips on supporting someone. If you can't find what you are looking for on this site or would rather speak to someone you can contact Wellbeing Liverpool, Wellbeing Liverpool is part of Healthwatch Liverpool Information and can help people find their way through the maze of mental health and wellbeing options.
Taking care of yourself
While you are caring for them, remember to also take care of yourself. Caring for someone with a mental health problem can be a very rewarding experience but there are times when it can also be lonely and stressful. There are many ways for a carer to getting support for themselves. This can help keep you balance your caring with other parts of your life and to look after your own wellbeing.
Are you a carer?
A carer is someone who looks after a relative, partner or friend with a disability or an illness which means they cannot manage without help. You may live with the person you care for or they might live elsewhere. You may be a full-time carer or juggling a job and caring for someone.
A young carer is a child or young person under 18 who takes care of an adult family member who needs support because of a long term illness or disability. Young carers often do not think of themselves as carers or be recognized as such by other people like friends, teachers, doctors and other family members. However, young carers are entitled to the same help, support and information as any other carer.
Sources of help and information
This site has information on many services that could help. Below are some of the key links for easy reference.
Merseycare Carers’ Information Guide. This is full of information and suggestions. You can read more about it and download a copy here
Liverpool City Council have a carer’s section on their website which includes information on support that might help you including:
- Carer’s assessments
- Financial support
- Advice and support for carers
- Other sources of advice and information.
- Short breaks for looked after adults
- Support for young carers
- Under 18 and caring?
Local Solutions Carer’s Centre provides a range of information and support to unpaid carers.
Barnardo's Action with Young Carers provide support to young carers.