Who Cares for the Carer


Who cares for the carer?


On this page you will find links to resources ranging from support groups for carers, looking after yourself, through to advice on housing and welfare. Registering as a carer at your GP surgery can help with: 

  • Flexible appointments
  • Your GP will monitor your health more closely, as he/she will be more aware of your commitments as a carer and any associated health problems.

 If your loved one is registered with a team at CPFT, the team will be able provide information on how you can best support your loved one and how to access support such as a carers assessment.

 Self-referral service for informal carers
CPFT's Psychological Well-being team has launched a new self-referral service. 

Carers can self-refer online here or by telephoning 0300 300 0055 or they can still discuss a referral with their GP. They offer short-term, evidence-based psychological treatment for common mental health difficulties such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression.  All the treatments on offer are recommended by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Support and information for Carers

Centre 33 provides information and support for younger carers up to the age of 18

Rethink Carer support Cambridgeshire and Peterborough group provides support for carers, friends and families who are supporting loved ones affected by mental illness. Please contact 07783 267013 or email CambridgeRethinkGroup@rethink.org for further information

 Rethink mental illness is a national charity providing support for people caring for  loved ones with a mental illness

BEAT  is the UK's leading Charity supporting anybody affected by eating disorders, anorexia, bulima, EDNOS or any other difficulties with food, weight and shape. 

Caring Together  provide information and support for all carers. Click here for copies of their carers magazine

Making Space support carers who provide practical help and /or emotional support to a friend, relative or partner living with a mental health condition 


The page was last updated on 04 September 2020 by carers.editor.

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