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Carers’ Support Groups (Mental Health)

There are many local specialist Mental Health Carer’s Support Groups, which will give you as a carer:  

  • An opportunity to meet other Carers
  • Support, advice and a listening ear
  • An opportunity to exchange information concerning local and national resources
  • A forum for the exchange of information about specific problems and conditions
  • Days out and leisure activities

To find out about local groups call the Mental Health  Carers Development Manager – (01749) 836606

There are also many other support groups for Carers across Somerset . To find out about your local group contact your Carers’ Support Coordinator or Signposts on 0800 317220

Support Group list in Somerset


Carers’ Breaks Scheme

If you are a carer of an adult under 65 with a mental health problem, you may be able to have a break or a holiday with or without the person you care for.

For further details please contact your  Carer’s  Development Manager on (01749) 836606 or 07774 207458 or download a booklet


Councils for Voluntary Service (CVS)

Provides community transport services for disabled, older and socially isolated people

Mendip (01749) 330100

Sedgemoor (01278) 434881

South Somerset (01935) 411572

Taunton (01823) 331266

West Somerset (01643) 707848


Carers UK Branches

Local branches of the national organisation

Carers UK Taunton & District Branch:

Anne Hillman on 07737 432 153

Carers UK East Somerset Branch:

(01749) 850574 (Secretary)



MDF The Bipolar Organisation

Provides support, advice and information for people with manic depression/ bipolar disorder, their friends and carers

Castle Works, 21 St. George's Road , London , SE1 6ES

Tel 08456 340 540







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Related Pages

Carers Assessment Workers (CAWs)

Carers Support Workers

Young Carers Workers

Mental Health Carer’s Support Groups

Welfare Benefits for Carers

Citizens Advice Bureau


"Help in Crisis"

If you are in need of immediate help in a crisis, help may be available

Between 8.30am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, for single sessions of four or eight hours 0845 345 9133.
For help outside of these hours, contact:
Emergency Duty Team: Tel: 01458 253241






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Related Links

Somerset County Council - services for carers

Carers UK



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