The Carers Support Group offers support to the families, friends and carers of those experiencing mental health problems. It is open to anyone (aged 16+) in the local community (Falkirk District) who are living with or experiencing the effects of someone else’s mental ill health. Our current groups:
Evening Group, 7pm to 9pm. Meets monthly on the first Tuesday of every month – dates may change around the time of our Summer and Christmas social events.
For upcoming dates use the ‘Events’ link from the main menu.
Our Support Group members have agreed these aims and objectives:
The aim of the support groups is to provide emotional and practical support and information and advice, where necessary, to those who attend our meetings.
The objectives of the group are:
- To provide appropriate emotional and practical support, information and advice to carer’s other family members or friends of adults with mental health problems.
- To alleviate the stress experienced by carers of people with mental health problems, enabling them to support their relative / friend without undue risk to their own mental health and well-being.
- To encourage carers to come along and have a sounding board from and to each other, to cry/laugh and care for one another.
- To increase service provision so that carers of people with mental health problems receive more support and appropriate information about their roles, responsibilities, stresses, rights and entitlements.
- To work with carers in a way that promotes their active involvement and participation in developing and improving local mental health services.
- To provide a service that is culturally appropriate ensuring that the needs of BME communities are appropriately met.
- To identify hidden carers within Falkirk District who are not currently accessing services or receiving support.