Themes

  1. UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF CARING

    Unsung heroes of Europe, approximately 10 million family carers of mental health conditions in the EU, juggle daily burden of caring for loved one – saving health systems millions of EURO’s.
  2. SOCIAL INEQUALITY IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE

    Family carers are being left behind by society and are more often retired and unemployed.
  3. CARERS ARE NOT SUFFICIENTLY INCLUDED IN THE TREATMENT ALLIANCE

    Carers in mental health can play a positive role in contributing to recovery and reducing relapses by being involved in treatment plans and discussions, but many are excluded from involvement with healthcare professionals.
  4. SUPPORTING THE INFORMATION NEEDS OF MENTAL HEALTH CARERS

    Most carers are unable to cope with constant anxiety of caring and are dissatisfied with the level of information available to them.
  5. REDUCING SOCIAL ISOLATION AND STIGMA ASSOCIATED WITH CARING FOR MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS

    Majority of family carers experience social prejudice, fear of drifting apart from their families and lifelong isolation.