Useful Links

Mental Health

NHS England has produced a secure carer toolkit which sets out how carers of people who use secure mental health services should be engaged, supported and empowered.  To access the toolkit visit: www.England.nhs.uk/securecarerstoolkit

The Mental Health Foundation have produced an excellent A-Z of everything mental health which you can access here: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. www.mind.org.uk

 

The aim of Rethink is to improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. www.rethink.org

 

Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. They 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: www.carers.org

Learning Disabilities and Autism

NHS England have produced resources about involving people with a learning disability, autistic people and family carers: https://www.england.nhs.uk/learning-disabilities/about/get-involved/involving-people/

 

The National Autistic Society offers impartial, confidential information along with advice and support for people on the autism spectrum and their families and carers. www.autism.org.uk

Neurological

Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services: www.headway.org.uk/

 

The Stoke Association offers resources to families and survivors of stroke: www.stroke.org.uk/peer-support

 

The Encephalitis Society improves the quality of life of all people affected directly and indirectly by encephalitis by providing support and information and raising awareness: www.encephalitis.info

 

The Huntington’s Disease Association helps people living with Huntington’s disease to live a better life. They work to improve care and support services for people with Huntington’s disease, educate families and professionals, and champion people’s rights: www.hda.org.uk

 

The Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS) offer information on support groups and ways to connect with people who understand what life’s like with MS: www.mssociety.org.uk

 

The Motor Neurone Disease Association funds and promotes global research into MND and provides support to people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: www.mndassociation.org

Children and Education

If you’re worried about a child or need advice and support for coping with anything affecting your child’s emotional or mental health, there are different ways to seek help.

www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/camhs-information-for-parents-and-carers/

 

The NSPCC is a charity who work to protect children and prevent abuse: www.nspcc.org.uk

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