Are you providing regular help to a partner, neighbour, relative or friend who is experiencing mental health issues and could not manage otherwise?
Maybe you don’t think of yourself as a carer – few people do – but if you find you need some support, information or advice while you are caring for someone with mental health problems, GAMH Carer Support Project can help.
GAMH Carers Support Project provides support to unpaid mental health carers caring for someone with a mental health problem (this excludes Dementia)
A wide range of opportunities are available. Support is outcome focussed and personalised to carer needs:
Our service is citywide and overall we aim to enable carers to have positive outcomes including:
- Sustaining/Improving your own health and well being
- Sustaining/Improving the persons you care for health and wellbeing
- Having a life of your own
Key support available includes:
- Advice and Information to access entitlements to health checks, welfare benefits, grants, respite services available to carers
- Peer support opportunities through our carer groups which can help to reduce isolation
- Training enabling you to feel equipped, informed and skilled
Training available includes:
- Scottish Mental Health First Aid
- WRAP Wellness, Recovery and Action Planning
- Advance Statements and Named person
- Rights, Recovery and Confidentiality
We also provide a variety of learning opportunities such as Caring Counts and Open Learn courses through the Open University, as well as computing, cooking and arts and crafts.
Access to other opportunities
- Complimentary therapies and mindfulness via the Calm Project
- Peer Mentoring Opportunities via the Re Connect project
Some Quotes from carers who have used the project:
“I feel much more informed after completing a course on psychosis and schizophrenia”
“I’m giving myself more time away from caring now. I need a break. I am able to make my own choices now”
“The citywide group is a great source of support, with a good balance of peer help and advice offered through guest speakers”
Support is time limited to 12 months and we welcome referrals from anyone.
To find out more about the Carer Support Service, how to refer and general enquiries please contact:
GAMH Carer Support
Carers Lead Shelley Paterson
St Andrews by the Green
33 Turnbull Street
Tel: 0141 552 5592
E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Help us make a difference
GAMH are always looking to recruit a wide and diverse range of volunteers who can bring their own knowledge, skills and experience to a variety of volunteering roles providing creative support to individuals and to the organisation.