Support for Carers

Carers NI 028 9043 9843

  • expert advice, information and support

  • connecting carers, peer to peer support

  • campaign/lobbying for change

  • training/finding new ways to support carers

 

https://www.carersuk.org/northernireland/about-us-ni

https://www.carersuk.org/northernireland/about-us-ni/help-advice-carers-ni

Support for carers of those with mental health issues: 

Mindwise 028 9040 2323

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

  • Carer peer support groups

  • Advocacy & listening support

  • Debt & financial advice

  • Signposting to other key organisations

 

https://www.mindwisenv.org/what-we-do/mindwise-services/carer-and-family-support/

CAUSE Carers 0800 103 2833

Monday - Wednesday 10am – 4pm

Supporting family members and carers of those with severe mental health issues by:

  • One-to-one support

  • Group support sessions

  • Advice helpline

  • Group events / day outings / currently online resources due to COVID

  • Training with “expert by experience” - practical and psycho-educational skills for carers of those with severe mental illness.

https://www.cause.org.uk/how-our-services-work

 

Learning difficulties and additional needs: 

Autism NI 028 9040 1729

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

  • Online support groups

  • Helpline

  • Family resource officer

 

https://www.autismni.org/family-support

 

Mencap 0808 808 1111

Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm

Works to improve lives of people with learning difficulties and their families.

  • Short break and respite services

  • Advice and support via learning disability helpline

  • Family support pack

 

https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/our-services/short-breaks-and-respite-services

https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/our-services/better-together-information-pack-families-and-friend

 

Alcohol and Substance Use

AI Anon 0800 0086 811

Monday - Sunday 10am - 10pm (365 days a year)

  • Peer to peer support groups for family member affected by someone else’s drinking.

 

https://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/about-us/