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April Carer & Mental Health News Updates 2023

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

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

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

Blackpool Carers Centre – Social Enterprise Solutions – Video of Blackpool carers centre services

Angela Rippon courageously speaks out on being carer for mum – Summary of Angela’s story caring for her mother.

The chaos of unpaid caring while in employment, part one – With more and more of us taking on carer responsibilities, it’s time for HR to help develop working practices that work for all, says Jo Gallacher

Lancashire health trust Triangle of Care accredited by Carers Trust – Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised for its continued efforts and commitment to improving the way it works with carers and families.

Carer Fatigue and Burnout: What It Is and What To Do – While caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, given the physical and mental demands it often requires, experiencing fatigue and burnout from the role are very real possibilities.

Cambridge University Hospitals – Support for Carers – If you are a staff member with caring responsibilities, or if you manage a staff member who is also a carer, this page will provide you with information and support.

Carers’ Hub Rochdale in running for Tesco community funding – Carers’ Hub Rochdale, part of n-compass, is bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative.

Carers Active April – Carers UK – Carers UK Active April campaign month supporting unpaid carers to be physically active, and raising awareness of the the benefits of physical activity for carers and the barriers they may face.

Give feedback on care – CQC – CQC use what people tell the to understand the quality of care they get from services like care homes, care agencies, hospitals and GPs. It helps make care better for everybody.

Young Carers Alliance – The Young Carers Alliance is a growing network of over 150 organisations and 350 individuals committed to changing this and improving the support available for young carers, young adult carers and their families.

Carers UK  good practice briefing for supporting Black, Asian and minority ethnic carers – Carers UK good practice briefing for supporting Black, Asian and minority ethnic carers 

#ExpOfCare week 24th/28th April LOTS to get involved with! – Experience of Care Week 2023: Improving experiences of care across health and social care.

Preparation for consultation on acute mental health care of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, and Brent – CNWL

Latest community mental health transformation newsletter out now – Black Country NHS

I am proud to support the ambition of no wrong door to accessing mental health care – NHS England

June Carer News Updates 2022

The latest edition of my online carer, mental health and ethnic mental health news is out for June.

Click below to view latest carer news by Matthew Mckenzie for June

JUNE 2022 Carer & Mental Health news

For the June edition we have

Carers’ Hub – Supporting carers wellbeing – Video from Carers Hub Lambeth on the Better Mental Health Fund that enabled Carers’ Hub to offer additional wellbeing activities for carers in Lambeth.

Unpaid carers in England need ‘Recovery and Respite’ plan – News update on how Carers UK has welcomed the publication of the report by NHS Digital, but highlights deep concerns about the support thousands of unpaid carers across the country are getting.

Rutland carers asked to share their views on new joint plan – Carers in Rutland are being asked to share their views on a new plan that will guide the support available to them locally.

Carers Trust carers stories – Carers Trust host blogs from unpaid carers are personal views

Detentions under the Mental Health Act (breakdown via ethnicity) – The data measures rates of detention under the Mental Health Act 1983. The data includes people who were detained (or ‘sectioned’) in hospital for assessment or treatment under the act.


May Carer News Updates 2022

The latest edition of my online carer, mental health and ethnic mental health news is out for May.

Click below to view latest carer news for May

May 2022 Carer News

For the May edition we have

Lewisham Council Unpaid Carers Pre-Consultation – Video from Lewisham council showing consultation with carers and voluntary groups on what will help carers.

The Health and Care Act: six key questions – The Kings Fund answers 6 key questions on the Health and Care act, which should be vital reading for unpaid carers and those who engage with them.

NHS England: Dementia – Department of Health and Social Care written question – Response from the government regarding NHS progress for dementia care. Keep an eye for other written questions from the online newsletter.

Write to your MP this Carers Week calling for a Recovery and Respite Plan for unpaid carers – Excellent template for carers to write to their MP.

Mental Health Services: Ethnic Groups – Department of Health and Social Care written question – Government response to the Patient Carer Race Equality Framework.


April Carer News Updates 2022

The latest edition of my online carer, mental health and ethnic mental health news is out for April.

Click below to view latest carer news for April

April 2022 Carer news

For April edition we have

Sarah Spoor – Cost of Living Crisis on carers – Interview on how the cost of living is affecting unpaid carers across the UK.

Carers and individuals accessing social care services urged to ‘submit evidence’ to House of Lords committee – Shropshire Council and many other councils are urging carers as well as individuals who use social care services to take part in the House of Lords inquiry ‘Lifting the veil: Removing the invisibility of adult social care’.

Why mental healthcare is less accessible to marginalized communities – News piece from the US on the problem of mental healthcare when it comes to marginalized communities.

Unpaid UK carers 4.5% worse off as cost of living erodes benefits value – Warnings of cost-of-caring crisis as state allowance is cut by £170 a year in real terms


January Carer News Updates 2022

Did you know that I run a monthly online carers newsletter? Although most of my focus is on mental health carers, the newsletter focuses on all unpaid carers. The rest of the carer news focuses on Mental health updates, ethnic mental health news and items relating to NHS and national organisations responsible for health & social care.

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For January update we have the following news items

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‘As a young carer, I worry a lot about my little brother. Rainbow Trust allows me to let out my emotions’

Free online training course for dementia carers

Get Your Mind Plan – NHS England

Ethnic minorities face widening inequalities in access to mental health support – Kings College London

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