'I felt at a loss and didn't know how to get the help we need but through the support group, I not only found support and practical advice but friendships too.  The Carer Advocate does an amazing job in providing one to one support as well as group meeting plus sourcing courses for members. Thank you CAUSE!'

It can be difficult to talk about your concerns with other people who may not understand or appreciate what you can encounter in supporting a loved one with mental illness. We facilitate a network of monthly support groups for families, partners and friends across Northern Ireland.

CAUSE support groups provide you with the opportunity to meet with other people who have similar experiences to you in a safe space. Many carers value the support, learning and social interaction they get from meeting other carers in our groups.  

Our support groups are for strictly for mental health carers - friends, family, partners who care and support someone living with a severe and complex mental illness. They are closed confidential groups rather than walk in or open door.

ARDS/NORTH DOWN

ARMAGH/DUNGANNON

EAST BELFAST, NORTH BELFAST, SOUTH BELFAST & WEST BELFAST

DERRY/LONDONDERRY

LIMAVADY

LISBURN CITY CENTRE

LISBURN DERRIAGHY

LURGAN

NEWRY

We also have a support group specifically for Personality Disorder that meets in Belfast.

To find out about a CAUSE support group near you please call us on 02890 650 650  or email us [email protected]


Family Wellness Programme Support Group

This five year programme, aims to support 500 families in the Southern and Western (Craigavon and Newry) Health and Social Care Trust areas. The project has adopted a holistic person and family centred approach which will help families to better support their children, understand and cope with their circumstances, to be part of the community they live in and to experience less stigma and discrimination.

'Another great session this morning...as usual it's given me a lot to think about. Looking forward to next month's meeting already!'

Check out our May Family Wellness Group Meetings and how to contact Carer Advocate - Charmaine