Support groups

A safe and confidential space to talk, to learn about mental illness and services but also to connect with others who are dealing with similar issues and problems.



Supporting Activities

We arrange supporting activities and short breaks to ensure carers can prioritise their own health and well-being.




Our courses for carers and professionals, are designed to provide specific training - based on lived experience - to all those affected by a loved one's serious mental illness.



For Carers

CAUSE is peer-led which means it is run by mental health carers for mental health carers. We know from direct personal experience the issues that you as a mental health carer can face. Carer Advocates are here to provide you with help - tailored to what you need to cope in your care-giving role.



For professionals

As a unique peer led organisation, all our frontline staff have direct personal experience of supporting a loved one with a serious mental illness and offer a wealth of experience in delivering carer awareness training to a diverse range of professionals, trainees and students.




You're the reason we can continue supporting the many families, friends and partners who are affected greatly by a loved one's serious mental illness.

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Whether you want to take part in one of our events, organise your own fundraiser at home, at school or at work, make a donation or spare an hour or two in volunteering, there are many ways for you to get involved and support CAUSE!


Volunteering for CAUSE has many benefits for the person volunteering and for us.  Whether you want to develop your skills and experience, want a bit of fun and relaxation or want to meet new friends,  there are many ways you can get involved.  Our fundraising and admin teams are always needing help!

Latest news

  • Spring Social Prescribing

    Spring Social Prescribing helps people aged 18+ to address social isolation and emotional or practical needs by connecting them to sources of comfort within their community to improve their health and wellbeing. Read more

  • A reminder to look after yourself

    Following the news of the two week circuit breaker last week and as we enter a new week this is just a gentle reminder to take some time out to practice self-care. This booklet is full of ideas on how to do just that! Read more

  • 'Phone First' service being trialled

    A new ‘Phone First’ service for Northern Ireland is being trialled across a number of Emergency Departments. The service will ensure patients can get direct access to the right care, avoid busy Emergency Departments and stay safe. Read more

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