Walsall Carers Support Service

What is this service?

The Walsall Carers Support Service is for any Carer supporting someone age 18 and over living in Walsall who has complex mental health needs.

The person being cared for does not have to be currently supported by the mental health service but they must for fill the criteria for secondary mental health. The cared for person does not need to know about or agree to the carer receiving an assessment.

The service offers carer’s assessments and support plans, advice and information on mental health, specific training courses and information, support groups and links to other carer services.

The Carers Support service offers a wide range of advice and information for carers and ways to support them. These include:

  • Carers assessment
  • Emotional support and a chance to talk about how you are feeling.
  • Help with using mental health services.
  • Training and information about mental health illness.
  • Complementary therapy such as: aromatherapy, reflexology, yoga, etc.
  • Support groups
  • Benefit advice
  • Information about carers breaks and respite care
  • Advice about Direct Payments
  • Advice and assistance with practical problems and other care responsibilities.
  • Referral to other services for support and assistance.
  • Advice on stress management and coping skills.
  • Training for carers
  • A chance to have a greater say in how mental health services develop
  • Advice on returning to employment
  • Asian Women’s Carers Group.
  • Informal Carer Course for carers of people with Dementia
  • Carers Café (currently in discussion)

How can I access the service?

Carer can contact the service directly on or can be self referred by a mental health worker:

Telephone: 01922 608500
Fax: 01922 858453

Where is the service provided?

The service is available in Walsall.