Mental Health and Substance Misuse Carers' Support

Are you supporting someone with mental health or substance misuse problems? Do you, or the person you support, live in the Royal Borough of Kingston? We have the following services available to support you in your caring role:

1 to 1 Advice and Guidance with a mental health and substance misuse carers' support worker

  • Telephone
  • In person
  • Home/community visits
  • Email

Information - on the recovery approach, the stages of change, diagnosis, medication, recommended treatment options, communication skills, coping strategies etc

Wellbeing and Inclusion Project – a KCN project promoting self care and social inclusion

Complementary Therapies – discounted complementary therapies available

Advice and Guidance – weekly service for all carers delivered by our social care advice worker covering housing, benefits (including help to complete claim forms), employment issues and social care entitlements

Informal Advocacy – for example supporting carers during a carer's assessment or attending joint meetings with mental health/substance misuse professionals

Counselling Service – free service by trainee counsellors, subject to availability

Social Groups – book club, social events and occasional outings

Support to Access Grants that carers might be eligible for from statutory and voluntary organisations

  

 

Impact on Carers

“It feels so good to have some support and not stumbling around in a fog as I have been over the last few years. I feel progress is being made and it feels good”

 “I have felt better since our meeting. More accepting of what is happening….I hope it continues”

"You have given me a lot of support.  I have decided to have some counselling to overcome my difficulties, so that i will be able to do better.  You were a Samaritan to me."

 

 

Contact

Veronica Attah Mental Health and Substance Misuse Carers' Support Worker on 020 3031 2755

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Veronica giving advice

 

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