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.

Donate today because you care that we care!


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

  • 'We stop people killing themselves'

    To mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2019, BBC Scotland has spoken to three men in very different walks of life who are trying to turn the tide on the front line of men's mental health. Read more

  • International Coffee Day - Tuesday 1st October 2019

    Coffee has never been more popular, with an estimated 3 billion cups consumed every day. To celebrate International Coffee Day, we are asking you to host a coffee party – it doesn’t have to be the biggest but it would help us continue to support the many families and friends who are affected caring for someone living with a severe and complex mental illness. Read more

  • How poetry can be an outlet for Borderline Personality Disorder

    Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) in her early 20s, Rosie felt ashamed, isolated and confused. The stigma of BPD has silenced people for years – but she’s had enough. Through her poetry, Rosie is leading the way for change, and showing that everyone deserves love, support, and most importantly, a voice. Read more

Upcoming Events

  • Strictly for Kids 2019

    A magical opportunity to be a Strictly Star and help us support those families who are affected by a loved one’s serious mental illness. Read more

  • Strictly Jigs and Reels 2020

    FRIDAY 20 MARCH 2020 Are you up for the craic? Ever wanted to learn how to Irish dance? Join the class of 2020 for Strictly Jigs and Reels and help us celebrate our 25th anniversary! Read more

  • Strictly for CAUSE 2019

    SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2019 Sign up now for the glitz and glamour of our new Strictly Christmas Show. Read more