The London Mental Health Carers Network has been in existence for several years and is hosted by the Department of Health Carer’s Programme (London). It is a network of carers, service users and professionals who work with families and carers in mental health services. The Network meets 4 times per year to discuss key mental health issues, participate in consultation and to share experience and good practice.
Participants include carers and carer-professionals, mainly from adult mental health services; we are looking to broaden the membership to include carers of children & adolescents with mental health needs, and carers of people with dementia.
The Network is contributing to London-wide work encouraging local authorities and other organisations to build services for carers (across all care groups) which will be sustainable during the difficult times ahead.
The next meeting of the Network is on 22nd September and will focus on two key areas: Carers of Children & Adolescents with mental health needs and Young Carers
This event is free of charge and is open to anyone with an interest in these two areas.
D.H Carer’s Programme Lead (London)
Panna Kotecha Project Administrator Social Care and Partnerships - Department of Health (London Region). 5th Floor Riverwalk House 157 - 161 Millbank London SW1P 4RR Direct Line: 0207 217 3046 Fax: 0207 217 3464
Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45