It is important that you are able to access the information you need to support you in your caring role. There is masses of information available online and we have listed in this section some useful online resources for carers, broken down by subject area. Take a browse to find hints, tips, practical help and information.


Wellbeing advice

Online support and advice for keeping yourself happy and healthy.

Alzheimer's Society - Carers: Looking after Yourself

Carers UK - Being Heard

Mind - How to Cope as a Carer

Mind - How to Cope with Loneliness

Mind - How to Manage Stress

Mind - How to Cope with Sleep Problems

Rethink Mental Illness - Caring for Yourself



Dementia advice

Online advice and information about caring for someone with dementia

Alzheimer's Society - Factsheets

Dementia UK - Understanding Dementia and Tips for Communication



Mental health carers advice

Online information and support for carers who care for someone affected by poor mental health.

How to Cope and Wellbeing

Mind - How to Cope as a Carer

Rethink Mental Illness - Caring for Yourself

Mental health issues

Mind - What is Bipolar?

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Bipolar Disorder

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Depression

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Anxiety, Panic and Phobias

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Eating Disorders

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Schizophrenia

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Personality Disorder

Mind- Supporting Someone who feels Suicidal

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Self-Harm

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Antidepressants

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Antipsychotic Medication



Carers Uk Factsheets

The national charity Carers UK website is a treasure trove of information for carers

There is an online community and forum, lots of practical advice and a whole host of information leaflets can be downloaded.

There is also a helpline - Carers UK Adviceline on 0808 808 7777 or you can email at



Parent carers online

National Network of Parent Carer Forums



Young carers online

Young Carers, aged under 18: Babble

Young Adult Carers, aged 16 - 25: Matter



Carers Trust

Get Connected

Young Minds



Other useful websites



Local Website Links

Dudley Council’s adult social care service - 0300 555 0055

Age UK - - (01384) 267006

Crossroads Care Dudley: Caring for Carers - (01384) 298513

Dudley Stroke Association - (01384) 271982

Dudley Telecare Services for monitoring equipment for the home ie pendants and alarms - 0300 555 2040

White House Cancer Support  - -  (01384) 231232

Young carers service for carers under 18 years and 18-25 years Spurgeons - 01902 877551

MIND carer support group - (01384) 442938

Carer Support at Rethink for carers of people with a mental illness - (01384) 869898





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