Mental health carer's service
What we do
Specialist Carer Workers employed by WCC and Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT) offer a specialist support service to carers who are caring for a person who is experiencing a severe and enduring mental disorder and in receipt of support from secondary mental health services delivered by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust.
Their role is to focus on the needs, health and wellbeing of carers to ensure they are supported with caring.
They can provide:
- carers assessments and support plans
- one to one emotional support and telephone support
- support to find out more about mental health diagnosis and treatments
- information, support and groups for carers
- help to find employment, leisure, education and volunteering opportunities
- a one-off direct payment to assist with carer breaks or activities that will improve the carer’s health and wellbeing (depending on assessment)
- signposting to services
- carer events, workshops and information about carer groups
Are you a carer?
A carer regularly provides unpaid physical, practical or emotional support to a friend, partner, family member or a neighbour.
Some people provide care because they feel they have a duty to because they love or care for that person and they may find it to be a rewarding experience. However, they may also find it has an impact on their own physical and emotional health and day‐to‐day life.
This is why support is available to help identify any needs you may have as a carer and provide necessary information and support.
How to refer to our service
If you are over the age of 18 and the person you care for is in receipt of support from secondary mental health services delivered by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, please request a referral from the service user's care coordinator.
If you are a young carer (under 18) you can contact the Warwickshire Young Carers’ Project for an assessment. Please call 024 7621 7740.