Family - Carer and Supporter Guide

The purpose of the Guide is to outline for family members, carers and supporters of service users the care they can expect for their relatives or friends when they use the mental health services.

It also makes some suggestions as to how family members, carers and supporters can care for themselves when a relative or friend is unwell or feeling emotional distress.

The Guide also sets out for the benefit of service users, their families and supporters and service providers ways of dealing with the issue of confidentiality in a constructive manner that can hopefully be helpful to all.

The Guide is available in two formats: a longer booklet and a credit card style leaflet which is a shorter and handier version of the booklet. 

While the Guide covers both the Primary and Secondary Care mental health services, much, but not all, of the details in the Guide relate to the Secondary Care services.

Hard copies can be ordered from