Local Services

At Mind, we are often contacted by friends, relatives and carers of people with mental health problems.  We often have fixed ideas about what counts as a caring role but it could include different levels of support which could be regular or irregular and be provided by somebody living with the person they care for or by someone providing emotional support from further away.

Helping the person themselves access the correct information and support is invaluable. However, carers can also need information and support.  Our advice and Information service can provide advice and information for the person cared for as well as for the carer themselves.

Listed below are the most frequently requested services for carers in Brighton & Hove:


Access Point

Brighton and Hove council can arrange for a Carer’s Assessment and may be able to help you access financial support such as the Carer’s Grant. You can contact Access Point to request an assessment.

The Carers Centre

The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove supports adult carers and young carers. They can arrange a Carer’s Assessment for you. Their Adult Carers team offers a range of services: information, support and advocacy, free counselling, coffee mornings and peer support, free legal surgeries. Their young carers team offers a range of activities and groups as well as advocacy.

Changes Ahead – For Mental Health Carers

Changes Ahead is a voluntary organisation that support those caring for someone with mental health issues. They offer support, information, advice and advocacy to carers to enable them to cope with their current difficulties.

Sussex Partnership NHS Trust

Sussex Partnership NHS Trust offers 2 local groups for people caring for someone with mental health issues in Brighton and Hove: Mill View Carers’ Support Group and Mill View Carers’ Education and Information group

The Alzheimers Society in Brighton & Hove

Provide advice and support for people with dementia and their carers.


Amaze offers information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special needs in Brighton and Hove. Services include a telephone helpline, help with DLA forms, workshops and support groups.

Crossroads Care East Sussex, Brighton & Hove

Offer respite care to give carers a break from caring. Depending on circumstances, this can be free (up to 3 hours a week), funded by the local authority or provided at a cost.

mind Directory landing block (carers)Looking for more Carers Services?

For more carers services, please visit our Directory of Local Service’s Carers Category’ for a comprehensive list of services


Need more information and advice?

Our advice and information service provides free, confidential and impartial advice and is open to anyone.,
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