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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Helpful Service User & Carer Links

The Afiya Trust - reducing inequalities in health and social care for racialised groups

Carers Association Southern Staffordshire - provides confidential advice, information and emotional support to carers of any age living within the districts of Cannock Chase, East Staffs, Lichfield, South Staffs, Stafford and Tamworth

Carers in Partnership - promotes the involvement of family members and friends in the way that mental health services are planned, set up and run

Grapevinea charity run in partnership with people with learning disabilities. Works together to bring about change

Mental Health Care - contains information about psychosis for family members and friends

North Staffs User Group - working for better mental health services for the people of North Staffordshire

Rethink Local - working together to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life

Staffordshire Mental Health - provides useful information and details of a range of mental health services and projects across Staffordshire where you can get help and advice

Sure Search - a network of service users in research and education.  Welcomes as members, users and survivors of mental health services and their allies, who have experience and/or interest in mental health research and education

The Meriden Programme - the Meriden West Midlands Family Programme site has been developed for use by service users, carers, family members and staff working in mental health services

Time to Change - campaigns to end the stigma and discrimination that people with mental health problems face

Users in Partnership West Midlands - aims to promote the involvement of service users in the planning, delivery and monitoring of Mental Health and Social Inclusion services throughout the West Midlands, thus leading to improvements

A Message to Psychiatrists from Carers 

Medicines management: Everybody’s business - this leaflet, produced by NIMHE National Workforce Programme, aims to empower service users and carers to ask relevant questions about medication and have their views taken into account, and to help health and social care practitioners improve their person-centred approach in the area of medicines management.

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