How to cope when supporting someone else

Explains how to cope when supporting someone else, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

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Mind podcast - Being a carer with bipolar

Bryony talks about the challenges of managing her mental health while being a full time carer for her Mum.

Posted on 19/09/2016

Caring for my husband with bipolar

Kate Devlin
Posted on 11/06/2015

Managing mental health in a relationship

Clare blogs about the six key things that help her and her husband manage their mental health.

Clare Foster
Posted on 10/02/2016

Useful contacts

Carers Trust
Information and support for carers. They've also produced a resource called The Carers Trust Relationship Guide.

Carers UK

0808 808 7777
Independent information and support for carers.

Citizens Advice
Advice on legal issues, money and other problems.

A supportive online community where you can be yourself.

NHS Choices: Carers Direct

0300 123 1053
Information from the NHS on support available to carers.

Rethink Mental Illness

0300 5000 927
Information for carers including a carer’s assessment pack, message board and sibling support network.

Royal College of Psychiatrists
Advice and information to improve the lives of people with mental illness.


Chris PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)
24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.

Time to Change
Information on anti stigma campaigns around mental health.

A national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.

Young Minds

Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544
Information and support on mental health for young people and their parents.

This information was published in March 2017. We will revise it in 2020.

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