Mental health carers can often feel alone and isolated. It can be stressful and draining taking care of a loved one living with a mental health condition, and it can often have a significant impact on your life.
That’s why it is important to remember that you aren’t alone – there are lots of mental health carers out there who are on their own caring journey.
Below you will find stories from some of our lovely mental health carers about their journey and experiences, and they will also give their own advice and tips for other carers.
Jenny cares for her son with OCD and anxiety. She has a wealth of experience working in the mental health sector, including for the Mental Health Review Tribunal, and is also the President of MHCN.Listen to her story
Andrew has been a carer for his mother who has PSP for the last 10 years. Andrew also works as a forensic peer worker and has a lived experience of living with a mental health condition.Listen to his story
Daniella is a young carer for her grandfather living with Alzheimer’s disease. Daniella is currently studying social work at university and hopes to use her experience to help others.Listen to her story
Catalina cares for her son who is living with PTSD. She also has many years of experience working in the sector in health, welfare and advocacy.Listen to her story