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Mental Health Carer Support Service

Support for carers who look after people with mental health problems in South Tyneside.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

The Mental Health Carer Support Service are still offering information, advice and support about your caring role through telephone and email whilst their office is closed.

Managed by Mental Health Concern the mental health carers support service are an NHS commissioned Service (South Tyneside CCG) working with Carers who look after people with Mental Health problems across the South Tyneside area.

The Carer Support Service provides emotional and practical support to carers which includes: one to one working, training opportunities, signposting, information and group activities, giving people the chance to gain peer support through regular coffee mornings and social activities, including a men's group, craft sessions, meals and coach trips.

  • We operate a telephone support system including out of hours support and work with the carer to identify the level of support to best suit their needs.
  • The Carer Support Service works closely with other community groups and statutory services to ensure that the voice of mental health carers is heard and that people are involved in consultation on local and national decision making policies around carer's issues.
  • We work in close partnership with the Bede Unit, South Shields Hospital where carers can access support and information on site and will soon be holding weekly coffee mornings on the wards.

Who is this service available to?

Carers who look after people with Mental Health problems across the South Tyneside area. Referrals to the Service can be via health and social teams or carers can self refer to us.




Mental Health Carer Support Service
Unit 12
Cookson House
River Drive
South Shields
NE33 1TL

Tel: 0191 217 2934

Web: Mental Health Carer Support

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