Caring is a journey

Can I help you to cope?

  • What has helped me
  • What would I do differently
  • What would be helpful
Professionals may refer to you as a ‘carer’ and although you may not recognise yourself as this, it may be useful for accessing support
  • Hints & tips for NHS professionals
  • Hints & tips from NHS professionals

This leaflet has been created by family and friends supporting a loved one experiencing mental illness, alongside NHS Tayside staff. By sharing experiences we hope to help those new to supporting someone with a mental illness and also assist professional staff working in the mental health field.

Our thanks go to the carers within our Involvement Groups in Tayside and to the NHS staff who contributed to the production of this leaflet.