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Welcome to the Somerset Carers Network Website for you.  For relatives and friends who care for people in Somerset with mental health problems.                                           

Who is a Carer?

A carer is someone who provides or intends to provide practical and emotional support to  someone  with a mental health problem. You may or may not live with the person you care for. You may be a relative, partner, friend or neighbour.  You may be a young person, but now find yourself  in the position of needing to support an unwell person. The information found here and in our downloadable version is designed to assist carers in accessing information that  will help  them in their caring role.


      Meet Your Carers Assessment Team         Courses for Carers        Support Groups for Carers

      Carers Assessment Team          Courses for Carers          Carers Support Groups


Information pack for relatives and friends caring for someone with  mental health difficulties                        An information pack for parents and carers who care for young people with mental health difficulties

             Mental health carers  info pack          CAMHS Mental health info pack



Courses and events - specifically designed for Carers at  various  locations around Somerset -    See our events  page for booking forms and more information.

Go to our Events page now to see all organised activities near you



Would you like to become a member of our NHS Foundation Trust?   


 Read more info and join today!                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 email  us and let us know what you think of our site  or services




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Quick Links



Carers Charter

Useful Contacts

Other Support for Carers

Carers life experience

Carers Direct

Carers Rights

Carers Rights benefits booklet

Carers Participation groups

Carers UK


Dealing With Difficult Behaviour

Dementia and Unusual behaviour

Frequently asked questions

Information for people affected by suicide.


Main Mental Illnesses

Meet the team

Memory Cafes

Parent Carers

Photos HRH Princess Anne at Carers Conference 2011

Planning Care


Safety for Carers

Self Harm




Taking a Break

Young Carers Workers