April Carer News Updates


Carer Videos

  1. Working Carers
  2. What an Unpaid Carer in the UK Needs to Know!
  3. Unpaid care work and psychological distress during the first UK lockdown (lecture)
  4. #WednesdaysWeekly​ - Rochdale Carers' Hub
  5. Struggles of Paid and Unpaid Care Workers During COVID - focus on women
  6. Carers good health evaluation - Carers Leeds
  7. Build Back Better for Carers: Nikki Pattinson (Carers Leeds)
  8. Safeguarding Freedom: The Liberty Protection Safeguards, Social Justice and the Rule of Law
  9. How to Take Care of My ageing Parents (Lecture)
  10. World Carers Conversation Day 2 (USA)

Latest Carer & Mental Health news items

  1. Wide range of activities available for family carers in Torbay during Carers Week 2021
  2. Carers supported by mental health trust’s Charter
  3. Carers Survey 2021 CNWL
  4. Carers - we need your views! - Darlington Council
  5. Alzheimer’s carers group enjoys Tea and Tales
  6. Community Mental Health Transformation Q&A Interview ELFT
  7. Further details of £4.4m unpaid carers scheme announced
  8. Dementia carers 'haven't slept in years', suffering burnout (New Zealand)
  9. Tips for carers during the coronavirus pandemic - Age UK
  10. Unpaid carers urged to get vital Covid-19 vaccination
  11. Accessing mental health support online has pros and cons – survey
  12. Push to keep carers front of mind with release of interim report on mental health and suicide prevention (Australia)
  13. Free workshops for parents and carers to support the emotional wellbeing of young people NSFT
  14. Carers deserve better than 5p more per day - Lib Dems
  15. New digital service Mobilise partners with NHS Highland to extend online support for carers
  16. Bar Council: Reform of Mental Health Act is chance to enshrine equality
  17. Exclusive: Lib Dems’ manifesto to call for greater support for unpaid carers
  18. Who’s Moving: Citizens Advice, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, and more
  19. Warwickshire Young Carers receive homemade gift from local care home residents
  20. Mental disorders start early and vary across the lifespan
  21. Get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 (behmht)
  22. Unpaid carers say loved ones didn’t get care they needed
  23. Developing our mental health crisis pathway at SWLSTG
  24. 1948 Moment for Adult Social Care
  25. Social care needs urgent transformation, PM told
  26. Bill Steel: Broadcaster's son tells of pressure of being sole carer
  27. Sharp rise in mental illness among those whose income fell away during Covid
  28. How to be more assertive in our caring role
  29. Top tips to deal with stress and burnout (Every Mind Matters)
  30. Business carer friendly card scheme
  31. Stand up for carers - Lib Dems
  32. Stop calling family carers a 'hidden army'. We're not invisible, just ignored
Latest blogs from A Caring Mind

National Organisation updates

  1. Carers Week - Add your voices
  2. Sign up to receive Carers Trust news
  3. Coronavirus vaccine and carers: FAQs for unpaid carers
  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - CarersUK
  5. Online Awareness Raiser role description (Carers UK)
  6. CarersUK Carers online Forum
  7. Find your local Healthwatch
  8. NHS 111 Survey
  9. NHS talking therapies
  10. Guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family - Department Health & Social care
  11. How to cope when supporting someone else - MIND
  12. Carers information hub - Rethink Mental Illness
  13. COVID-19 vaccine: what you need to know - Healthwatch England
  14. Getting to vaccine centres more of a barrier for Black communities - Healthwatch England
  15. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS England&I
  16. Reforming the Mental Health Act (White Paper)

Carer Events and other interests

  1. Carer forums and group dates
  2. Increase Carers Allowance to equal 35hrs at National Minimum Wage (petition)
  3. Engage spring 2021: Engaging to ensure unpaid carers received their COVID vaccination (event)
  4. Experiences caring for a person with poor mental health during the COVID-19 (survey)
  5. Northumbria University looking for unpaid carers to pilot Mariana's Song with their loved ones. (survey)
  6. Training for people working with carers (Free online workshops)
  7. Coaching for unpaid mental health carers - Wellbeing


  1. Homeless link
  2. London Renters Union
  3. Council Tax / Rate Relief
  4. Scholarship and bursary support for Carers
  5. Free debt advice: what if I need help with my debts?
  6. Online mental health support - Qwell
  7. The Advocacy Project
  8. Carers services near you - Carers Trust
  9. Self-Care Forum
  10. Look ahead – Care, Support + housing
  11. Council of evidence-based psychiatry
  12. Samaritans
  13. Law centre Network
  14. Care quality commission
  15. POhWER
  16. Cruse Bereavement Care
  17. British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  18. Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia  (Free course)
Research and Papers
  1. Carers at the heart of 21st‑century families and communities 
Diversity BAME Mental health
  1. Collaboratives on addressing racial inequity in covid recovery
  2. COVID-19 and the mental health of children from ethnic minority backgrounds in the UK (free CPD event)
  3. COVID-19 and the impact on BAME Mental Health
  4. Minds apart: race and differential outcomes - British Medical Association
  5. BBC BAME Mental Health Campaign (Video)
  6. Stephen Lawrence Day - A Legacy of Change - FULL VERSION
  7. Lecture exploring why BAME students engage less with mental health support - University of West London
  8. Beginners guide (BAME) communities Mental health outcomes - Mental Health Foundation
  9. The scandal of BAME mental health inequality

Mental Health Trust carer news

Triangle of care / carers info - Site info from trusts subject to change.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Bradford District NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Cygnet Health Care Limited
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation
Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mersey Care NHS Trust
Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
West London Mental Health NHS Trust
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

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