Carers Practice Advisors

Receiving a diagnosis of mental ill-health can be as stressful for family and carers as for the person themselves and our Carers Practice Advisors work to support those family members and carers in their caring role.

Using the Triangle of Care they support staff and teams with their training and involvement to ensure that the carer's voice is heard. They do this by:

  • Informing, training and working with colleagues to identify and support carers
  • Signposting and providing information about specialist carer support agencies, local and national
  • Ensuring carer’s needs assessments are offered and undertake them in complex cases
  • Supporting the good health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals and their carers
  • Attending meetings with carers, acting as advocate if required
  • Working with other organisations to develop carers’ resources.

Our Carers Practice Advisors are employed by Surrey County Council but are fully integrated into our adult community teams, but work across our Older Adults and Specialist services.

Carers Practice Advisors in Surrey
Our Carers Practice Advisors are based in our Community Mental Health Recovery Services (CMHRS). To find your nearest, visit our CMHRS pages or please contact:

Julie Cook
Surrey County Council
Tel: 07969 268652
Email: julie.cook@surreycc.gov.uk

Carer support in NE Hampshire
For further information on carer support in Hampshire please contact our Adult Community Mental Health Recovery Service (CMHRS) in Aldershot:

NEH CMHRS
Aldershot Centre for Health, Aldershot
Tel: 01252 335566