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The Carers Forum is a safe, anonymous community for the friends, family and carers of people living with mental illness, moderated 24/7 by mental health professionals.
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The Carers Forum has hundreds of discussions on the carer experience. They're organised under these seven topics - click one to find discussions on that theme.
Being a carer can be lonely. Sharing stories helps us to find others who have faced similar experiences and to support each other. What's your story?
Looking after ourselves
Being a carer sometimes means we forget to look after ourselves. How do you and others manage to look after your wellbeing?
Relax and unwind with friends here – come by and say hi, share a virtual hot chocolate or discuss a few of your favourite things
Something’s not right
When something's not going well, it helps to share this with others and learn how they have coped and found solutions. Is there something you do that others would find helpful too?
What's new: services, research, technologies
The things that can help us care for someone are constantly changing. Find out and share information about what's new. Have you heard about something you think would help carers?
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