Useful contacts for carers

There is a lot of support here designed to help you take further steps in your search for answers. The first contact about a new problem will probably be your GP (taking the person you care for with you if you can). Our experience is that not all GPs are knowledgeable about mental health issues. You may be asking the difficult question at this point which is:

‘Where do I start when I don’t know what to ask to get help?’

The list of organisations below is in an order starting with those you should find helpful (after your GP) particularly when you expect a quick response. Then there are those that will be helpful when you have a clearer idea of the support you should expect to get.

Carers’ Council Contacts

Please be aware when you contact committee members that our service is primarily for carers in Nottinghamshire.

Geoff Curtis – Chair, to notify attendance at Open Meetings & for all general enquires Tel: 0115 9631916 or email: geoffcurtis@ymail.com

Peter Robinson – Treasurer, Membership queries and forms  Tel 01623 512607 or email: peter.robinson930@ntlworld.com

Sandra Vanner – Newsletter  Tel: 0115 8450697 or email: sandravanner@gmail.com

Crisis resolution home treatment contacts

These teams are intended to provide a quick response to a crisis followed by a period of intense home treatment for a limited time. Services are stretched so whilst you should expect a quick response have patience if you can until the service appears.

Nottingham City0300 300 0065 (24 hours)
Nottingham County South0300 123 2901 (24 hours)
Mansfield and Ashfield0115 956 0860 (24 hours)
Bassetlaw0300 123 1804 (7.30am – 9pm) or
0115 956 0860 (9pm – 7.30am)
Newark and Sherwood0300 3000 131 (9am-5pm, Monday – Friday) or
0115 956 0860 (5pm – 9am Monday – Friday, and weekends)

Local mental health teams (LMHTs)

These teams provide a level of support less urgent than in a crisis but they have a wider range of services. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provide the wide range of support within these teams. The teams can be contacted Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. For more information about the role of the Mental Health Teams and professional roles go to Helping Hands

Bassetlaw LMHT Hospital, Worksop01909 502 011
Broxtowe and Hucknall LMHT, Hope Centre, Beeston0115 854 1271
Gedling LMHT, Manor Road, Carlton0115 952 4098
Rushcliffe LMHT, 93 Musters Road, West Bridgford0115 945 5990 (Op 1)
Newark & Sherwood LMHT, 65 Northgate, Newark0115 854 2216
Mansfield LMHT, Millfields0115 9560858
Ashfield LMHT, Millfields0115 9560858
CITY CENTRAL LMHT0115 9560841
CITY EAST LMHT0115 8760153
CITY NORTH LMHT0115 9555360
CITY SOUTH LMHT0115 8440525

Carer/Support Organisations

These organisations provide a wide range of support for those looking after people with conditions which often include mental illness but not only for those conditions. They are likely to be helpful if you are not sure what you want and may re-direct you to other organisations who may be able to help. We know many of these organisations.

For a Carers Assessment – If you live in the CITY of Nottingham phone the Nottinghamshire Carers HUB on 0115 8248824 for advice and information. If you live in Nottinghamshire COUNTY phone the County Council on 0300 500 80 80
For advice and information call the Carers HUB on 0115 8248824 for City and County.

Carers Federation0115 962 9310, Website
Nottinghamshire Carers Hub0115 8248824, Website
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust for short)0115 969 1300, Website
The Trust’s Involvement Centres0115 956 0845, Website
The Trust Involvement Experience & Volunteering Team0800 052 1415
The Recovery College0115 9560827, Website
PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) – Mental Health0115 9934542, Website
RethinkGeneral Enquiries: 0121 522 7007
Advice/Information: 0300 500 0927, Website
Nottinghamshire Mind Network 07733 841744, Website
Samaritans116 123
Wellness in Mind0800 5610 072, Website
Nottingham Co-production Network0115 8043816, Website
Smokefree Life0800 2465343, Website
Trent Psychological Therapies Service0115 896 3160, Website
Nottinghamshire Customer Services Centre0300 500 80 80, Website
Nottingham City Council0115 9155555, Website
Self help UK, 21-23 Pelham Road, Nottingham NG5 1AP0115 911 1662, Website
TIP – use search for your locality for care support

Carers groups & other groups of interest

CARER GROUPS – where main focus is Mental Health Carers

Nottingham City Carer Support MHJude / Emma 0115 844 0525, Website
Rushcliffe Mental Health Carers GroupColin / Diana 0115 923 2357
Mansfield & Ashfield CarersCleo 07824 838574
Joy 01623 459681
Peter 01623 512607
Beeston Carers in Mental HealthJudith 0115 9179025
David 0115 9284725
Bassetlaw Carer Support GroupFranscesca 0115 9691300 Ext 12062
Bassetlaw Mind Coffee Morning, Bassetlaw Mind01909 476075 (Admin)
Bassetlaw Mind Dave’s Advice Clinic, Bassetlaw Mind01909 476075 (Admin)
Nottingham Rethink Group (Carers & Service users)Bob Aston 01823 365308, Website
Black Carers GroupColleen / Scott 0115 969 1300 Ext 16024
Radford Care Group0115 9786133, Website
Time To Talk0115 8760120, Website
Nottinghamshire Mind0800 470 0203, Website

OTHER MENTAL HEALTH GROUPS

Arnold Methodist Church MH Befriending & Support Group07514 775514

GENERIC CARER GROUPS

Carers in HucknallJim Radburn 0115 9530746

For information on numerous Carer Support Groups, Drop-ins and other services throughout the Nottinghamshire County and City phone:

The Carers Hub (Carers’ Trust) 0115 8248824

The Carers Federation  0115 962 9310 or 962 9369

Summer Carers Roadshows provided by Trevor Clower – his Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2346985612204025/?fref=mentions