Information about mental illness
Understanding and educating yourself as a carer about mental illness / disorders is one of the first and most important steps to coping with caring. The Royal College of Psychiatrists provides the best quality assured up-to-date, thorough and accessible information leaflets on mental illness and conditions.Please click on the links below relevant to you from our A-Z list below which will take you directly to information to the information leaflet produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
|ADHD in adults|
|Anxieties and phobia|
|Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)|
|Post-traumatic stress disorder|
|Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)|
Other useful information on conditions for carers
Many carers are faced with complex situations and often are supporting a loved one with who is coping with a combination of a mental illness and other conditions (e.g. alcohol / substance misuse or a learning / physical disability). This is often referred to as dual diagnosis.We have put links below to other leaflets produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists which you may find useful.
|Alcohol and drugs|
|Mental illness, offending and substance misuse|
|Alzheimer’s disease & other dementias|
|Learning disabilities and mental health|
|Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome: information for parents and carers|
To find out about local services which can help your loved one cope with their illness / condition, click on our website section for carers Understanding Recovery and Services to Support your Loved One.