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Rethink York Family Support Group
Location: York
Address:The Folk Hall New Earswick York North Yorkshire Tel: 01904 490 753
Description:

Meetings will take place on The first Tuesday of the month in June, July, August and September from 7.30pm. Guest speakers will be attending, the group also hold occasional social evenings. For more information please call Jenny
Group coordinator: Jenny MacLaren

Telephone: 01904 490 753



Carers in the Community
Location: Worksop
Address:The New Library Memorial Avenue Worksop Nottinghamshire Tel: 01909502025
Description:

Friday afternoon 1pm-3pm
Contact: Lauren Medlem 01909502025
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Gillian Bradley: 01777 863270
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A chance to meet carers and professionals for advice or just a chat at an informal drop in session.



Rethink Woodhall Spa
Location: Woodhall Spa
Address:Petwood Hotel Stixwould Road Woodhall Spa Lincolnshire Tel: 01522 536 029
Description:

The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10.00am until 12.00pm
Group coordinator: Jackie Jameson

Telephone: 01522 536 029, 07918 162 896
The group provides mutual support for Carers and organises various activities



West Oxfordshire Rethink Carers Group
Location: Witney
Address:Witney Methodist Church Witney High Street Witney Oxfordshire Tel: 01865 455 879
Description:

The group meets on the last Thursday of every month from 6.30pm
Group coordinator: Julie Males
Telephone: 01865 455 879, 07881 517 288

The intended activities of the group are to provide peer support, education, training and advice



Wimbledon Rethink Carers Wednesday Group
Location: Wimbledon
Address:The Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare 30-32 Worple Road Wimbledon London Tel: 01823 365 327
Description:

The Group meets every Wednesday from 5.00pm - 8.00pm

This group is open to service users and offers social support. It is an opportunity to meet other service users in a relaxed setting, play games, chat, get something to eat and go out to places of interest outside.



Rethink Merton and Sutton
Location: Wimbledon
Address:Wimbledon Guild 30-32 Worple Road Wimbledon London Tel: 0208 5423 657
Description:

The Group meets on the last Tuesday of every month from 7.30pm. Every other month is for Carers only.


Group coordinator: Laura Johnson/John Sasportas/Jan & Bob Johnson/Sue Thackeray
Telephone: 0208 5423 657, 0208 947 1171, 020 8942 7069.

Website: http://www.masrethink.org.uk


Rushcliffe Carer Support Group
Location: West Bridgford
Address:West Bridgford Resource Centre, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, NG2 7FA Tel: 0115 9629313
Description:

1st Tuesday 10.30am-12.30pm

The group provides carers with an opportunity to meet with others in similar situations, make friendships and take a break from caring. The groups can help reduce feelings of isolation and help you cope with the caring role.

Website: http://www.carersfederation.co.uk/nottinghamshire-county/


Ware Rethink Group
Location: Ware
Address:Nelson Court Gladstone Road Ware Hertfordshire Tel: 01920 465 152
Description:

The group meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 1.30pm until 3.00pmGroup coordinator: Jo Clack
Telephone: 01920 465 152
The group meets to share information. They organise outings and events, offer relaxation sessions, have guest speakers and offer refreshments. Carers can come and chat in an informal atmosphere



Rethink Together
Location: Wakefield
Address:Pemberton House 122 Westgate Wakefield West Yorkshire Tel: 07552 473 756
Description:

The group meets weekly on a Monday from 11.00am.
Group coordinator: Mohammed Ajaml Khan
Telephone: 07552 473 756 (Mohammed) 07713 588 225 (Christine - Group Secretary)



Vale Relatives Support Group
Location: Vale
Address:Tonkins/Pendarris Room Abington Baptist Church Abington Oxfordshire Tel: 01865 455 884
Description:

The group meet on the third Thursday of the month, from 2.30pm until 4.30pm
Group coordinator: Rosamund Forbes
Telephone: 01865 455 884 or 01865 455 880


The aim of the group is to provide peer support and training. Carers are able to self refer either by contacting the Group Coordinator or can ‘just turn up’ and visit the group.



Trowbridge and South West
Location: Trowbridge
Address:Red Gables Community Mental Health Team Hilperton Road Trowbridge Wiltshire Tel: 01380 840 200
Description:

The Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Group coordinator: Alison Drage
Telephone: 01380 840 200, 07880 805 300
This group meet as a support group monthly, have a very active committee and arrange a series of events involving carers and service users throughout the year



Rethink Plus
Location: Totnes
Address:Pulse at the Mansion 36, Fore Street Totnes Devon Tel: 07890 048008
Description:

The group meet weekly on a Tuesday from 11.00am - 1.00pm
Group coordinator: Tina Feltham and Andrea Confrey
The group meets to offer peer support to members of the community



Rethink Stourbridge
Location: Stourbridge
Address:Chawn Hill Church Chawn Hill West Midlands Tel: 01384 869 898
Description:

The Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 10.30am until 12.30pm
Group coordinator: Donna Takaj
Telephone: 01384 869 898



Rethink Stockport
Location: Stockport
Address:Stockport Well Being Centre Greylaw House, Chestergate Stockport Greater Manchester Tel: 07977 606 543
Description:

This group meets monthly on a Tuesday from 6.00pm until 8.00pm
Group coordinator: Irene Harris
Telephone: 07977 606 543

This group meets to provide a warm and friendly group meeting.



Spalding Rethink Carers Group
Location: Spading
Address:Johnson Community Hospital Spalding Road Pinchbeck Lincolnshire Tel: 01522 536 029
Description:

The Group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Group coordinator: Trevor Jones
Telephone: 01522 536 029, 07918 033 106



Southmead Rethink Carers Group
Location: Southmead
Address:Dorian Day Unit Southmead Hospital Southmead Bristol Tel: 0117 903 1803
Description:

The Group meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7.00pm until 8.30pm

Group coordinator: Margaret Price
Telephone: 0117 903 1803



Southend Area Carers Group
Location: Southend
Address:New Church Hall 1 Swanage Road Southend on Sea Essex Tel: 01702 600462
Description:

The Group meets on the last Tuesday of every month (except August and December) from 8.00pm. Occassionally other dates/times are arranged for specific events.

This group meets for mutual support and information through publications and a programme of speakers.



Southall Carers Group
Location: Southall
Address:Southall Day Centre 20 Western Road Southall Middlesex Tel: 01895 441 898
Description:

The Group meets fortnightly on Fridays between 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Group coordinator: Happy Kooner

Telephone: 01895 441 898
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Skegness Rethink
Location: Skegness
Address:Community Mental Health Team 17 - 19 Lumley Avenue Skegness Lincolnshire Tel: 07918 031661
Description:

The Group meets every other Thursday from 1.30pm - 3.00pm
Group coordinator: Paul Burchell

Telephone: 07918 031661



Rethink Shrewsbury
Location: Shrewsbury
Address:Seminar Room 3 1st floor of the Wenlock Building, Redwoods Centre Shrewsbury Shropshire Tel: 01823 365 327
Description:

The Group meets on the last Wednesday of every month excluding Aug/Dec from 7.30pm
Group coordinator: Ann Williams
Telephone: Please contact 01823 365 327



Rethink South West Kent
Location: Sevenoaks
Address:The Vine Baptist Church Meeting Rooms Park Lane Sevenoaks Kent Tel: 01732 452143
Description:

The Group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 7.45pm
Group coordinator: Carole Wright
Telephone: 01732 452143

This group meet for mutual support and information. They have a variety of speakers and also hold some social events which service users may attend.



Rethink Carers Group Scunthorpe
Location: Scunthorpe
Address:St Bernadett's Church Hall Ashby Road Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire Tel: 01724 863 826
Description:

The Group meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Group coordinator: Bill and Jennifer Watson
Telephone: 01724 863 826

The aim of this group is to provide support to carers of people with mental health problems.



Ruislip Carers Group
Location: Ruislip
Address:Pembroke Centre 90 Pembroke Road Ruislip Manor Middlesex Tel: 01895 441835
Description:

The Group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month (except December) from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Group coordinator: Diogo Duarte
Telephone: 01895 441835



Carers Federation Retford Carer Support Group
Location: Retford
Address:The Wellspring, Hospital Road, Retford, DN22 7BD Tel: 07793 268 235
Description:

Last Wednesday of every month 10:30-12:30

The group provides carers with an opportunity to meet with others in similar situations, make friendships and take a break from caring. The groups can help reduce feelings of isolation and help you cope with the caring role.

Website: http://www.carersfederation.co.uk/nottinghamshire-county/


Reading Carer Group
Location: Reading
Address:Prospect Park Hospital Honey End Lane Reading Berkshire Tel: 07716 344309
Description:

We meet on the first Monday of the month from 5pm - 7.30pm. We also meet one Saturday each month for a coffee morning. Please contact the Group Co-ordinator for more information.
Group coordinator: Steve Hammond
Telephone: 07716 344309
We meet to help and support Carers and promote involvement of people with a mental illness to coffee mornings and social events.



Thanet Carer Support
Location: Ramsgate
Address:The Beacon Manston Road Ramsgate Kent Tel: 01843 229 422
Description:

The Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 2.00pm 3.30pm
Group coordinator: Sue Thomson
Telephone: 01843 229 422, 07918 196 182



Thanet Carer Support
Location: Ramsgate
Address:The Beacon Manston Road Ramsgate Kent Tel: 01843 229 422
Description:

The Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 2.00pm 3.30pm
Group coordinator: Sue Thomson
Telephone: 01843 229 422, 07918 196 182



Putney Wednesday Club
Location: Putney
Address:The Railway Public House 202 Upper Richmond Road Putney London Tel: 020 7622 8017
Description:

Please contact the Group Co-ordinator for details on meeting times.
Group coordinator: Christine Lewis
Telephone: 020 7622 8017
The aim of the group is to provide social events for members. They also arrange outings and visits to interesting places. This group is open to anyone experiencing mental health problems.



South Buckinghamshire Rethink Carers Group
Location: Old Amersham
Address:M.A.R.E.S Old Amersham Farm, High Street Old Amersham Buckinghamshire Tel: 01823 365 327
Description:

The Group meets on the first Thursday of every month (except August and December) from 8.00pm - 10.00pm
Group coordinator: Sally Busby
Telephone: Please contact 01823 365 327



Carers Federation Adult Carer Support Group
Location: Nottingham
Address:Carers Federation Ltd, Christopher Cargill House, Pelham Road, Nottingham Tel: 0115 9629313 or 0115 9629314
Description:

4th Monday 12.30-2.30pm

The Group provides carers with an opportunity to meet with others in similar situations, make friendships and take a break from caring. The groups can help reduce feelings of isolation and help you cope with the caring role.

Website: http://www.carersfederation.co.uk/nottinghamshire-county/


Nottigham Rethink Carer Group
Location: Nottigham
Address:The Mechanics North Sherwood Street Nottingham Nottinghamshire Tel: 01823 365 327
Description:

The Group meets on the last Thursday of every month from 6.30pm - 8.30pm except July, August and December when social outings are arranged
Group coordinator: c/o Stephanie Miller
Telephone: Please telephone 01823 365 327
This group provides mutual support, information and have a programme of speakers



Norwich Rethink Siblings Group
Location: Norwich
Address:Suite 204 Sackville Place, 44-48 Magdalen Street Norwich Norfolk Tel: 01823 365 327
Description:

This group is open to Siblings. They meet on the first Thursday of the month. Please call for more information
Group coordinator: Lorraine McLeod
Telephone: c/o 01823 365 327



Market Deeping Rethink Carers Group
Location: Market Deeping
Address:Market Deeping Community Centre 2 Douglas Road Market Deeping Lincolnshire Tel: 01522 536 029
Description:

The group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 1030am until 12.30pm.
Group coordinator: Hellen Fields
Telephone: 01522 536 029
This group meets for mutual support, advice, friendship and fundraising



Carers Federation Mansfield Carer Support Group
Location: Mansfield
Address:Asda, Forest Town (please use the visitor entrance, pass the cash mashines, round the corner and use the buzzer for reception) Tel: 0115 9629 314 or 077 389 940 53
Description:

First Friday of each month, 10am-12noon

This group provides carers with an opportunity to meet with others in similar situations, make friendships and take a break from caring. The groups can help reduce feelings of isolation and help you cope with the caring role.

Website: http://www.carersfederation.co.uk/nottinghamshire-county/


Rethink Manchester
Location: Manchester
Address:Manchester Carers Centre Vulcan Mill 12-18 Pollard Street Greater Manchester Tel: 07757 082 976
Description:

The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 6.00pm until 8.00pm
Group coordinator: Lindsey Cree & Mary Patel
Telephone: 07757 082 976

This is a campaigning, information and support group for anyone in Manchester with an interest in severe mental illness. We meet at the Manchester Carers Centre.



Rethink Mabelthorpe Carers Group
Location: Mablethorpe
Address:Marisco Medical Practice Stanley Avenue Mablethorpe Lincolnshire Tel: 01522 536 029
Description:

The group meets on second Monday in the month from 10.00am until 12.00pm
Group coordinator: Kitty Cox
Telephone: 01522 536 029, 07918 162 896

The group meets to provide support and information to Carers



Renew Group
Location: Lincoln
Address:Rethink Greetwell Place 2 Limekiln Way, Greetwell Road Lincoln Lincolnshire Tel: 01522 536 029
Description:

The Group meets monthly on a Thursday from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Group coordinator: Helen Doyle
Telephone: 01522 536 029
This group meets for social support and information exchange



Lincoln and District Rethink Carer’s Support Group
Location: Lincoln
Address:Friends Meeting House Park Street Lincoln Lincolnshire Tel: 01522536029
Description:

First Friday of every month 10.30am - 12 noon

Group coordinator: Trish Hargreaves / Alan Daniels
Telephone: 01522536029 (Trish) or 07918617049 (Trish)



Lincoln Rethink Carer Support Group
Location: Lincoln
Address:Methodist Church Vestry Lane Barton upon Humber North Lincolnshire Tel: 01724 852 707
Description:

The Group meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Group coordinator: Barbara Wright

Telephone: 01724 852 707, 07977 239 068



Leicester City Carers Group
Location: Leicester
Address:Lounge Room, Westend Neighbourhood Centre Andrews Street Leicester Leicestershire Tel: 0116 251 7432
Description:

The Group meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 1.30pm - 3.30pm
The Group meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 1.30pm - 3.30pm
The Group meets on the last Thursday of every month from 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Group coordinator: Helen Rayman
Telephone: 0116 251 7432, 07967 362134
This group offers information and an opportunity for carers to meet others in similar situations to share coping strategies and provide mutual support



Rethink Group
Location: Keighley
Address:Airevalley Counselling & Therapy 182 Skipton Road Keighley West Yorkshire Tel: 07581 000 824
Description:

Please contact the Group Co-ordinator for more information
Group coordinator: Alan Wilson
Telephone: 07581 000 824
This group meets in safe surroundings for sharing of experiences, peer support, help and education.



Shepway Carers Group
Location: Hythe
Address:Hythe Methodist Chruch Rampart Road Hythe Kent Tel: 01843 229 422
Description:

We meet on the last Friday of the month, from 3.00pm until 4.30pm
Group coordinator: Elena Ward
Telephone: 01843 229 422 or 07973 773 486

Carers meet for peer support and to be updated by the Group Co-ordinator about mental health. Every other month we invite a guest speaker.



Rethink Huntingdonshire Carers Group
Location: Huntingdon
Address:Newtown Centre, Huntingdon Room Nursery Road Huntingdon Cambridgeshire Tel: 01823 365 327
Description:

The Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 7.30pm – except August
Group coordinator: Jenny Martin
Telephone: Please contact 01823 365 327 for more information
The aim of the group is to give members a time each meeting to discuss problems, to give one another support and for the Co-ordinator to obtain information if required. A programme of speakers is organised.



Hull and District Rethink Carers Group
Location: Hull
Address:Friends Meeting House Bean Street Hull East Riding of Yorkshire Tel: 01482 679 801
Description:

This group meets on the second Thursday of the month, from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Group coordinator: Andrea Nettleton
Telephone: 01482 679 801
The Group has a programme of guest speakers which gives an educational element which Carers feel is important. The Group very much welcomes the opportunity for coffee, tea and a chat



Hucknall Carers Group
Location: Hucknall
Address:The Meeting Room, Hucknall Library, Market Place, Hucknall Tel: Jim 0115 9530746
Description:

1st & 3rd Tuesday, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
These provide carers with an opportunity to meet with others in similar situations, make friendships and take a break from caring. The groups can help reduce feelings of isolation and help you cope with the caring role.

Website: http://www.carersfederation.co.uk/nottinghamshire-county/


Hinkley Carers Group
Location: Hinkley
Address:The Pathways Centre Hinkley Baptist Church, Baptist Walk Hinkley Leicestershire Tel: 01530 276 525
Description:

The Group meets on the second Thursday of every month from 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Group coordinator: Nicky Daly
Telephone: 01530 276 525, 07971 196 128, 07918 627 827
This group meets for peer support monthly



Henley Rethink Friends and Family Empowerment Group
Location: Henley
Address:Function Room, The Catherine Wheel Hotel 7-15 Hart Street Henley on Thames Oxfordshire Tel: 07802 709 290
Description:

This group meets on the first Thursday of each month, from 5.30pm until 7.30pm
Group coordinator: Frank King
Telephone: 07802 709 290
The group aims to provide members with a safe understanding forum in a confidential setting where help and support can be obtained together with an opportunity to make positive changes to their lives



Hayes Carers Drop in Centre
Location: Hayes
Address:Hayes End Methodist Church Uxbridge Road Hayes End, Hayes Middlesex Tel: 01895 441835
Description:

The Group meets every Wednesday from 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Group coordinator: Diogo Duarte
Telephone: 01895 441835
The aim is to provide information & support to carers, friends and family of people experiencing mental health issues in Hillingdon.



Halesowen Mental Health Carers Group
Location: Halesowen
Address:The Zion Centre Little Cornbow Halesowen West Midlands Tel: 01384 869 898
Description:

The Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 10.30am - 12.30pm
Group coordinator: Donna Takaj

Telephone: 01384 869 898



Rethink Sangam
Location: Gravesend
Address:Rethink Sahayak 4-5 High Street Gravesend Kent Tel: 01823 365 327
Description:

The group meets weekly on a Wednesday from 10.00am until 12.00pm.
Group coordinator: Sue Morgan
Telephone: c/o 01823 365 327

The group meets to aid Recovery even further by having peer support. Their aim is to gain confidence, self-esteem, aiding social wellbeing and combating social exclusion.



Goole Rethink Carers Group
Location: Goole
Address:Bartholomew House Bartholomew Avenue Goole East Riding of Yorkshire Tel: 01482 679 723
Description:

The Group meets on the first Thursday of every month from 10.00am - 12.00pm
Group coordinator: Andrea Nettleton
Telephone: 01482 679 723



Carlton & Gedling Take a Break Carer Support Group
Location: Gedling
Address:The Wesley room, Gedling Road Methodist Church Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 3EX Tel: Christine 0115 9524482
Description:

Mondays 10am -12:00
This provides carers with an opportunity to meet with others in similar situations, make friendships and take a break from caring. The groups can help reduce feelings of isolation and help you cope with the caring role.

Website: http://www.carersfederation.co.uk/nottinghamshire-county/


Gainsborough Rethink Carers Group
Location: Gainsborough
Address:Trinity House Rear 124 Trinity Street Gainsborough Lincolnshire Tel: 01522 536 029
Description:

The Group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Group coordinator: Trish Hargreaves
Telephone: 01522 536 029 or 07918 617049



Folkestone Rethink Carers Group
Location: Folkestone
Address:Mind Resource Centre (Social Room) 3 Mill Bay Folkestone Kent Tel: 01823 365 308
Description:

The Group meets on the second Thursday of every month excluding Jan/Jul from 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Group coordinator: Anne Creed
Telephone: c/o 01823 365 308

The aim of the group is to give mutual support to carers and some users who also attend the meetings.



Fareham and Gosport Rethink Carers Group
Location: Fareham
Address:Fareham United Reformed Church 18 Osborn Road South Fareham Hampshire Tel: 01823 365 327
Description:

The Group holds a social group on the first Thursday of the month from 7.30pm for Carers and Service Users (no peer support). It also holds a Support Group on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for Carers only from 7.30pm - 9.30pm.
Group coordinator: Louise Viljoen
Telephone: Please contact 01823 365 327
The group meet monthly and offer mutual support and information with occasional speakers



Edgware Carers Group
Location: Edgware
Address:Elysian House Charcot Road Off Colindale Avenue London Tel: 02087326463
Description:

The Group meets on the last Thursday of every month (except December) from 12.00pm - 2.00pm
Group coordinator: Dorothy Greaney
Telephone: 02087326463
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This group meets for mutual support an information



East Kent Carer Support
Location: East Kent
Address:Durham House 69 Canterbury Road Herne Bay Kent Tel: 01823 365 327
Description:

The Group meets on the first Friday of every month from 2.00pm - 3.15pm
This group meets for mutual support and invites guest speakers. For an up to date programme please contact the Group Coordinator.



Ealing Rethink carers Group
Location: Ealing
Address:Acton CMHRC Avenue House, 43/478 Avenue Road Acton London Tel: 01895 441 898
Description:

The Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Group coordinator: Happy Kooner

Telephone: 01895 441 898
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This group meets for peer support.



Rethnk Mental Illness - Helpful Friends
Location: Durham
Address:Spennymoor Library Durham City Council, 24 Cheapside Spennymoor Durham Tel: 01388 81 99 46
Description:

We meet every Monday, from 2.00pm until 4.00pm, excluding bank holidays.
Group coordinator: Linda Banks
Telephone: 01388 81 99 46 or 07552 543 845

This Group meets to provide support and social activities for those coping with mental illness. We aim to get people out and about, enjoying themselves.



Rethink County Durham
Location: Durham
Address:The Four Clocks 154a Newgate Street Bishop Auckland Durham Tel: 01823 365 327
Description:

The group meets on the last Tuesday evening of every other calendar month in: January, March, May, July, September and November, between 2.00pm until 4.00pm
Group coordinator: Sandra Swaindale
Telephone: c/o 01823 365 327
The group meets for mutual support and information and are involved in delivering Mental Health Carers Awareness training.



Dudley Carers Support Group
Location: Dudley
Address:Dudley Rethink King Street Centre Criterion House 120 King Street Dudley West Midlands Tel: 01384 379263
Description:

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month, from 8.00pm
Group coordinator: Pat Poole
Telephone: 01384 379263, 07790 926 059

This group is a social and information group



Didcot Rethink Carers Support Group
Location: Didcot
Address:Restore: Didcot Sandringham Road, Fleet Meadow Didcot Oxfordshire Tel: 01865 455 876
Description:

The group meet on the last Wednesday of the month, from 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Group coordinator: Lisa Mckue
Telephone: 01865 455 876, 07918 660 642

The group aim to provide peer support and will invite regular speakers. Carers are able to self refer either by contact the Group Coordinator, or carers are welcome to ‘just turn up’.



Daventry Mental Health Carers
Location: Daventry
Address:North Street Day Service North Street Daventry Northamptonshire Tel: 07850 541 825
Description:

The Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Group coordinator: Mr Peter Edge
Telephone: 07850 541 825
This group meets for mutual support and information through publications and a programme of speakers.



Croydon NSF Carers Support Group
Location: Croydon
Address:Courtyard House 1d Church Road Croydon Surrey Tel: 01823 365308
Description:

The Group meets on the third Wednesday of every other month from 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Group coordinator: c/o Julie Galliford
Telephone: 01823 365308
The group aims to be a safe place for Carers to off load their problems and support each other. They have occasional speakers



Rethink MASH
Location: Chesterfield
Address:St Mark's Church St Mark's Road Brampton, Chesterfield Derbyshire Tel: 01246 206 951
Description:

The Drop In meets weekly on a Saturday from 1.00pm until 4.00pm
Group coordinator: Mr Adrian Rimington
Telephone: 01246 206 951

The group is formed to be of benefit for people with mental health issues, as users or carers. Referrals are self referral.



Canterbury and Coastal Rethink Carers Group
Location: Canterbury
Address:The Canterbury Umbrella Centre St Peters Place Canterbury Kent Tel: 01227 760707
Description:

The Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month except Aug from 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Group coordinator: Chris and Cheryl Ives
Telephone: 01227 760707
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To help carers of relatives, partners or friends with a wide range of mental health problems to access help and information and to provide comfort and support on a regular basis



Cambridge Rethink Carers Group
Location: Cambridge
Address:Cam Mind 100 Chesterton Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire Tel: 01354 655786
Description:

The Group meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 7.30pm
Group coordinator: David Jordan
Telephone: 01354 655786, 07860 589 758
This group meets monthly and alternate style of meetings between speakers and discussion



Bury’s Carers Group
Location: Bury
Address:Bury Carers Centre, Victoria Buildings 9-13 Silver Street Bury Lancashire Tel: 07875 040292
Description:

The Group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month from 7.00pm until 8.30pm and on the second Thursday of every month from 11.00am - 12.30pm. Please check with us if you are thinking of coming to one of our meetings, as occasionally we may meet elsewhere.
Group coordinator: John Taylor/Lily Reid
Telephone: 07875 040292 - John
We are a group of people which supports carers of people with schizophrenia, bipolar, depression and other mental illnesses.



Bristol siblings Support Group
Location: Bristol
Address:St Paul's Settlement 74-80 City Road Tel: 07542 706 502
Description:

This group is open to Siblings and meets on the first Thursday of each month, from 5.30pm until 7.30pm
Group coordinator: Al Graham and Jo Marshall

Telephone: 07542 706 502



Rethink Carer Support Group
Location: Braintree
Address:Braintree Town Hall Market Place Braintree Essex Tel: 01376 349 549
Description:

The Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Group coordinator: Trina Whittaker
Telephone: 01376 349 549
Aims of this group are to support each other, raise awareness to the general public about mental health and try to stop the stigma associated with mental illness. The group also fundraise for group events and Campaigns



Rethink Carer Support Group
Location: Boston
Address:Acorn Day Centre Horncastle Road Boston Lincolnshire Tel: 07918 031661
Description:

The Group meets on alternative Thursday’s from 5.30pm until 7.30pm
This group is an informal support group open to carers.
Group coordinator: Paul Burchell
Telephone: 07918 031661



Rethink Carer Support Group Beverley
Location: Beverley
Address:Suite I 117-119 Walkergate Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire Tel: 01823 365 327
Description:

The Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Group coordinator: Ruby Watson
Telephone: Please telephone 01823 365 327
The group provide regular meetings to offer mutual support, and to provide a learning resource. They also fundraise to be able to organise social events.



Bridport and Beaminster Relatives and Carers Group
Location: Beaminster
Address:5 Downes Street Bridport Dorset Tel: 01308 862 880
Description:

The Group meets on the fourth Monday of every month from 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Group coordinator: Murray Rose
Telephone: 01308 862 880
This group has a membership of about 25, all Carers. The aim of the group is for mutual support. Half of the group meetings are for discussion and self help, and half are where the group invite speakers on very relevant topics. The group is involved in local campaigning when the need arises



Banbury Rethink Carer Support Group
Location: Banbury
Address:The Ash Room The Elm Centre, Oxford Road Banbury Oxfordshire Tel: 01865 455880
Description:

The group meet on the first Tuesday of the month, from 7.00pm until 9.00pm

Group coordinator: Mandy-lee Challis

Telephone: 01865 455880



Rethink Carer Support Group
Location: Ashford
Address:The Ashford Gateway Plus Church Road Ashford Kent Tel: 01843 229 422
Description:

The group meets every 3rd Friday of the month from 2.30pm until 4.00pm
Group coordinator: Elena Ward

Telephone: 01843 229 422, 07973 773 486

This group meets for mutual support with a guest speaker every other month. The group also holds social meetings which include discussions about up to date legislation.





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