Carer group re-opens in Coalville to support carers of people affected by mental health

Local mental health charity, Lamp (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project) is relaunching its carer group in Coalville, Leicestershire to provide peer group support for those people involved in caring for relatives and friends with mental health needs.

The sessions will allow carers to meet in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental and informal environment to share experiences, discuss the challenges that they face in their caring role, participate in mindfulness activities, and access advice and information about other support services and groups.

The Coalville Carers group will take place on 17 May and 7 June 2022, with both sessions starting at 10.30am at the Marlene Reid Centre, 85 Belvoir Road, Coalville LE67 3PH.

Lamp’s dedicated carers’ advocate will facilitate the groups. One-to-one carer advocacy is also available. Guest speakers will also attend the sessions to discuss relevant mental health topics.

Spaces are limited and dates/times may be subject to change so it is essential that anyone interested in attending pre-registers by calling 0116 255 6286 or via email.

Richard Kotulecki, Chief Executive of Lamp said:

“We’re bringing back the Coalville Carers group for anyone who provides physical and/or emotional support to an adult with a mental health need, where the care is not part of their regular employment. The group provides a safe and non-judgmental place for carers to talk to others in similar situations, get support and advice and learn some techniques for coping with stress.”

Lamp will be at the Tesco Extra store on Resolution Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 1TE from 10-13 May 2022 (10am – 4pm) where people can speak to representatives, pick up further information and take part in the Lamp 5k Trip to the Moon campaign for Mental Health Awareness Week.


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