Understanding and educating yourself as a carer about mental illness / disorders is one of the first and most important steps to coping with caring. The Royal College of Psychiatrists provides the best quality assured up-to-date, thorough and accessible information leaflets on mental illness and conditions.Please click on the links below relevant to you from our A-Z list below which will take you directly to information to the information leaflet produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
- ADHD in adults
- Anxieties and phobia
- Bi-polar disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-natal depression
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Other useful information on conditions for carers
Many carers are faced with complex situations and often are supporting a loved one with who is coping with a combination of a mental illness and other conditions (e.g. alcohol / substance misuse or a learning / physical disability). This is often referred to as dual diagnosis.We have put links below to other leaflets produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists which you may find useful.
- Alcohol and drugs
- Mental illness, offending and substance misuse
- Problem gambling
- Alzheimer’s disease & other dementias
- Learning disabilities
- Learning disabilities and mental health
- Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome: information for parents and carers
To find out about local services which can help your loved one cope with their illness / condition, see our Useful Contacts page.