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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. 

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is committed to working with carers.  All our mental and physical health care services will work in partnership with you wherever possible.

For people who are caring for someone who is a patient of the mental health services of Somerset Partnership, we carry out an assessment of your needs 

and seek ways to help.  For example, we may be able to provide a short break from your caring role, or take steps to ensure your own health care needs are addressed or that an assessment of your needs is carried out.


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 is designed to assist carers in accessing information that  will help  them in their caring role.


  See our support groups page - 

New! Carers App available to help carers & families look after themselves


NHS England - New guide gives vital support to carers






                          Courses for Carers                            Carers Support Groups



                  Your Carers Assessment Team              Relaxing day breaks for carers



Information pack for relatives and friends caring for someone with  mental health difficulties                            

                       Mental Health Carers Info Pack                        CAMHS Info Pack



                                   Carers Information                       Carers Assessment & Support

                                         Jan Chamberlain                                 Caroline Mead   

                                         Carers Administration                    Carers Development Manager

                                       email or call 01749 836633         email or call 01749 836606             


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

Care Act 2014 - Carers Factsheet

Carers life experience

Carers Rights

Carers Rights benefits booklet

Carers Participation groups

Carers Services Annual Review 2014

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

NHS England


Safety for Carers

Self Harm




Taking a Break

Young Carers Workers

Volunteering with us