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Carer Resources

Our Trust is committed to keeping carers and families of people who use our services informed​ and supported.

Read our family, friends and carers commitment​. It has been developed jointly by the Trust, family, friends, carers, third sector and partners. The Trust recognises the very difficult job thousands of carers do in supporting family members and loved ones. This commitment is designed to ensure that this critical role is acknowledged and respected and your own needs are met. The Trust’s guiding values are to provide services where families and carers matter. We greatly value the role that family and friends have in supporting recovery and maintaining health and wellbeing.​​

These are our three commitments to carers:

  1. We will work with you as a partner

  2. We will support you to get help and assistance when you need it

  3. We will train our staff to be aware of carers’ needs​

Download our summary infographic​ for more information and facts about carers and our commitment to them. 


The Trust has developed a carers’ passport for those in a caring role to keep contact details, useful information about themselves and the person they care for, and details of local carer support groups and services in a handy document.

Download the carers’ passport.

Find out more about what’s available to carers locally…


Carers Wakefield & District

Carers Wakefield & District offer free and confidential information and support to adult and young adult carers (people over the age of 18) living in the Wakefield Council area.

Visit their website


And nationally…

Information from MIND and Rethink Mental Illness on supporting people with suicidal thoughts and feelings.

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Information for parents/guardians around supporting a self-harming young person from The Horizon Plan.