Who we are and what we do

Founded in 1995, CAUSE is a unique peer-led regional charity offering services to families, partners and friends across Northern Ireland caring for a loved one who has experienced serious mental illness. CAUSE is run by carers for carers which gives us an organisation a true peer-led ethos and belief in the power of connecting with other people who have shared similar experiences of caring.

CAUSE was established by carers to provide practical and emotional help to support and empower other carers. Our services started initially with training developed for carers and health professionals together with a Helpline run by carers. From the motivated and dedicated efforts of volunteer founders, the establishment of support groups and the recruitment of the first member of staff marked the development of the wider range of advocacy and services we provide today.

How we can help

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