Carers health and wellbeing

There are a number of ways that you can look after yourself. And there is lots of help available.

Somerset Carers Service

Free support and information.

Call: 0800 3168600 or 01823 331222 9.00am – 5.00pm

Text ‘Carer’ to 78070





Carers noticeboards in doctors surgeries and hospitals

Provide information about services and support.


Carers Champions I doctors surgeries

Provide information and can help you to find what you need.


Support groups

Face – to – face and online groups and networks in Somerset.

Call: 0800 3168600

Text: ‘Carer’ to 78070





Counselling is a therapy where you talk about the things you have problems with, in a confidential and trusted environment.

A counsellor is trained to listen sympathetically. They can help you work through issues, thoughts and feelings.

You can access counselling through:

  • your GP surgery
  • your workplace
  • your university, school or college
  • some voluntary and charitable organisation

Self referrals for counselling in Somerset


Your health and safety at home

Moving or lifting someone who is disabled or frail could cause an injury if it is not done properly.

Find NHS guidance on how to move, lift and handle someone else here