Caring for someone with mental illness can be challenging. Mental illness is a fluctuating condition, often misunderstood and stigmatised, and this can take its toll on you too.
Caring for someone with a mental health problem can be more varied than for other conditions. You may find that someone with mental health problems may not need much help at certain times, but then need a large amount of care at other times. Some people find it hard to understand why someone needs care when they don’t have a physical illness or disorder. It can be hard to understand what they are experiencing.
ELFT is the NHS provider for support. People can self-refer to the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service or the Bedfordshire Recovery College. If they need specialised support, then this can be accessed this via the GP.
You can find local support organisations through the Hub of Hope, click the link.