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Carer Stories

I know what it’s like, I’ve been in the depths of despair and I don’t want anybody to go through what we’ve been through… we just want to be listened to. - Angela, a carer

Every carer's journey will be unique. However, it can make all the difference for someone who is new to their caring role to hear about the perspectives which others have gained through their experiences.


You could help another carer by sharing information about a service you found supportive, or even an idea that helps you to keep going. Please take a look at the following videos to hear the stories of just a few of our carers.





Many other carers have also shared their 'golden nuggets of wisdom'; ideas that have helped them to keep positive. Please watch the following video to learn more:




Carers Count Leaflet

Kirklees Carers General Information Leaflet


Carers Count Group Booklet

Take a look at the Carers Count groups near you! 

The Kirklees Mental Health Carer Forum aims to be a collective voice for carers of people accessing mental health services in Kirklees. It provides an opportunity for carers to discuss their experiences and concerns with staff members.