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New group launched to support carers

Do you support someone with a mental health condition and drug or alcohol use?

We’re launching our first Oxleas co-occurring mental health alcohol and drugs (COMHAD) carers group.

The group will be a safe place for carers to join others experiencing the same issues they are going through. Participants will be given the chance to gain knowledge and understanding on mental health conditions as well as drug and alcohol use.

It will also provide a safe space to shape and develop how we can support carers of those with co-occurring difficulties, identifying and promoting ways in which their journeys and experiences can be heard.

The first meeting will take place on Wednesday 17 May in Room 2 at Memorial Hospital, Shooters Hill from 5pm to 6.45pm.

Carl Knopp, Consultant Nurse Lead for Oxleas COMHAD services, said: “We’re excited to be launching this support group for carers. It will be a safe space to share and support each other without judgement of any kind. Please do come along.”

For more information and to let us know if you plan to attend, please contact: Janice Williamson, our Carers and Families Network Lead via email: Janice.williamson@nhs.net

Carl can be contacted at: carl.knopp@nhs.net

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