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A good starting point to support your own mental health and wellbeing whilst caring would be to download the Meriden Family Programme’s MyCare App:

There is also useful information and advice to help support your own mental wellbeing on the following links:

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust’s health and wellbeing pages.

The Mental Health Foundation has some useful information and suggestions to help you  look after your mental wellbeing.

The NHS five steps to mental wellbeing – steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing:

  1. Connect with other people
  2. Be physically active
  3. Learn new skills
  4. Give to others
  5. Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)

The NHS Mental Health and wellbeing pages are also good if you are feeling low or anxious and include a mood self-assessment as well as audio-guides to help manage your mood and anxiety levels.

Managing your stress levels is a very important part of maintaining your wellbeing.  Check out:

The NHS’s helpful tips to deal with stress  on the NHS site.

Mental Health First Aid’s stress container – an animation to help you take a look at helpful and unhelpful ways of managing stress.

The Meriden Family Programme’s Mycare App also has a ‘My Stress’ section where you can look at how you identify and manage stress –  you can view the app’s content on our website  or download the app onto your smartphone or tablet.


Helpful services for carers
Recovery resources for professionals