March Carer & Mental Health News Updates 2023

Latest carer and mental health news for March by carer activist and author Matthew McKenzie

March 2023 Carer and Mental Health news <- read more news items here

For the March edition on unpaid caring and mental health we have

Swindon Carers Centre – Young Carers Action Day 2023 – Video of Swindon Young carers Action day 2023

Northamptonshire Carers Podcast – Podcast of Mark Major CEO of Northamptonshire Carers talking about the growth and success over the last 30 years

“Important step” for Carer’s Leave Bill as it passes Second Reading in House of Lords – Carers UK has campaign to get carers a right to Carer’s Leave

Supporting Oxfordshire’s army of unpaid carers – Oxfordshire County Council to develop a new all-age unpaid carers strategy by a process known as coproduction.

Surrey County Cricket Club and Carers Trust have join forces

Lambeth: New young carers card design competition – A young person has won the ‘Lambeth Young Carers Card Design Competition’ run by Brixton based independent charity Carers’ Hub Lambeth.

Cygnet North West Regional Carers Network Event – Blog of Cygnet Carers event.

Bromley Carers Strategy Survey 2023 – Bromley Council is developing its Carers Strategy and want the views and experiences of unpaid carers to inform the content of the strategy.

Carers Trust marks 50 years of caring for carers at special Old Bailey reception – Carers Trust held an event tonight in the Grand Hall of London’s Old Bailey to mark fifty years since the setting up of the UK’s first ever carer organisation

Carers and Hospital Discharge Toolkit for London Hospitals and Community Providers – Toolkit to help providers improve the experience of carers during hospital discharge.

Give feedback on care – CQC – Person you care for using a service? Give feedback here.

Cost of cancer is damaging mental health – A new survey has found that 83% of people with cancer say unexpected expenses since their cancer diagnosis are impacting their mental health.

Kingston University students share insight and tips for Young Carers Action Day

Mental Health foundation – Racism and mental health – Blog about racism and mental health from Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation