Emotional support

Carers can sometimes find it difficult to manage in their caring role, this can often leave them feeling stressed, overwhelmed, guilty or experiencing a change in relationships as their caring priorities shift, often without time to plan.

These feelings and experiences are often combined with other issues such as financial problems, physical or mental health issues and difficulties managing or accessing support systems for the cared for.

Emotional support for carers is available from a range of services who can listen, offer advice, and support or provide 1-1 support if needed, these include:

Wellbeing support for carers

For help with issues such as debt, housing and accommodation or other social care issues you can use the Community Advice Hubs in North and South Solihull.

Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Matters provides support on behalf of the Council.  They offer one-to-one support and group sessions, seven days a week, from community locations in north, central and south Solihull.

You can find out more by:

Solihull Mind

Solihull Mind provide a number of services for carers requiring emotional support.

You can contact Solihull Mind by:

NHS counselling and psychological services

Counselling and other talking therapies are accessible on the NHS.

In Solihull, therapies are provided by the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service.

You can be referred to IAPT by your GP or refer yourself by:

Further emotional support services

Further emotional support services can be found below.

Age UK Solihull works to make sure the most appropriate service is provided for older people in Solihull.

The Solihull Directory also has information on local support groups and counselling services.