Mental health carers support service
Helping you to support someone else
On this page, you can find:
- Bromley Well services for carers
- Peer Support Groups
- Relevant links
How to get help
If you look after a person with mental health issues and you need a help to manage possible emotional and social impacts of the caring role, you can find in Bromley Well a useful help. Bromley Well is a new Single Point of Access (SPA) that, among other services, supports carers who look for a relative, a friend or a neighbour with a mental health issue.
Call Bromley Well at 0300 3309 039
Bromley Well Services
Bromley Well provides also various services, such as:
- Mental health skills and information group at the Bromley United Reformed Church, 20 Widmore Road, Bromley, BR1 1RY
- Monthly mental health carers’ support groups – 2nd Tuesday of every month (except August & December). 6 pm - 7:30 pm
- Carers education programme - 7 week programme: 3 hour workshop covering a different topic related to mental health each week. Dates TBC
- 1 to 1 support about your caring role and its impact on you at home, in the community and via telephone
- If the person you care for is at Green Parks House
- Green Parks House support group: - every Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
- Green Parks House 1 to 1 appointments to talk about your caring role and its impact on you.
- Coffee mornings
- Arts and Craft meetings
You will need your NHS number, so please call your GP if you don’t know it.
Help who you care
Peer Support Groups
A good way to help whom you are looking after could be bring him or her to a Peer Support Group. Bromley Well organises the "Ways to Wellbeing: Peer Support Groups", meetings designed to allow who suffers:
- Meet new people with similar experiences and socialise with them
- Share and explore common difficulties, such as stress, depression, social isolation and anxiety
- Develop practical techniques to manage
- Maintain the mental health well-being in a supportive friendly environment
- Increase the ability to deal with difficult situations
Support includes assistance to issues such as:
- Relationships and Social Anxiety
- Self-Esteem and Assertiveness
- Mindfulness and Relaxation
- Coping Strategies and maintaining well-being
Next sessions will be:
- Friday 20 April 2018, 2 pm – 4 pm, at the Community House, 11 South St, Bromley BR1 1RH.
- Tuesday 1 May 2018, 10 am – 12 pm, at the Orpington Village Hall, 311 High St, Orpington BR6 0NN.
- Monday 14 May 2018, 10 am – 12 pm, at the Azelia Hall, 258 Croydon Rd, Beckenham BR3 4DA.
- Friday 18 May 2018, 2 pm – 4 pm, at the Community House, 11 South St, Bromley BR1 1RH.
For more information and updates, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 3309 039
Mental health service in Bromley
To be informed is to be prepared. Discover dedicated organisations where you can find precious help for your daily activity of carer.
- The Alzheimer's Society works to improve the quality of life of people with dementia. Click here to visit the Alzheimer's Society.
- The Bromley and Lewisham Mind is dedicated to the people with mental health needs in the London boroughs of Bromley and Lewisham, providing mental health services. Click here to visit the Bromley & Lewisham Mind.
- The Bromley Healthcare offers a service for adults who are experiencing anxiety or depression and having difficulty coping with life, through services such as Talk Together Bromley, a free NHS talking therapy service. Click here to visit the Bromley Healthcare or read more clicking here and go to the Talk Togheter Bromley homepage.
- The Samaritans provide confidential, non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day, for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Click here to visit the Samaritans
Find out more on the mental health services that you can find in Bromley.
- Visit the Bromley Well homepage
- Mental Health Carers Support leaflet [1.2 MB]
- NHS page dedicated to mental health
- Bromley Healthcare page dedicated to mental health
The page was last updated on 11 April 2018.