Carer Services

I care for someone with mental health

Home Group provides a range of high-quality information, advice, one-to-one and group/peer support to carers of adults with mental health needs across the city of Birmingham.

Carers can be of any age including young carers (those aged 4 – 17 years old). The cared-for individual will need to be registered with a Birmingham GP (NHS Birmingham West and Sandwell, NHS Birmingham Cross city, NHS Birmingham South and Central). 

The service provides person-centred support based on needs identified by the carer. These may include: 

  • health and wellbeing support 
  • advice and support to engage with clinicians and services 
  • support to access respite 
  • information about mental health issues 
  • support around social issues including employment, housing and finances 
  • supported access to opportunities for social engagement 
  • Birmingham carers can also offer an overarching family support plan that underpins an entire family unit and their support needs. 

If you require any further information or to make a referral, please call 0300 304 5530, Home Group is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. You can email or visit their website

If you need someone to talk to who won’t judge or tell you what to do contact a Samaritan any time day or night from any phone for Free (24 hrs a day). Click here for more details

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text from wherever you are in the UK.  If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, the trained Shout Volunteers are there for you, day or night.  Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 

If your life is at imminent risk, please call 999 for immediate help. 

Carer Services

Below you can find out about support relating to specific caring situations