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#347647 - 6th Sep 2009 7:58pm carers
lunarblue Offline
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Registered: 4th Aug 2009
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does anyone know if there are any carers support groups in the wirrla area, as i am new and am trying to findmy feet, my eldest son has not long been diagnosed with what may be adhd, he is 14. I am looking for a support group to find other parents in the same position, and to find out if there is any activities for him and also help and support for both of us
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#347654 - 6th Sep 2009 8:05pm Re: carers [Re: lunarblue]
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Yes, there is one in birkenhead. I dont know if i got the details. In the high unlikelyhood that sumone on here hasnt got them. Im at work on wed so will get you them
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#347755 - 7th Sep 2009 9:04am Re: carers [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Registered: 31st Dec 2008
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Here is general info on help available for carers, they are located around the Wirral:-

Prenton Carers Group
Where?– Prenton Resource Centre, 227 Prenton Hall Rd
When? - 1st Wednesday of every month 6.30 – 9.00 pm
Who is it for? – Carers who come under the Pensby Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) or Wirral Assertive Outreach Service (WAOS) or carers who work during the day.
What goes on? – mutual self-help support, activities
Who runs it ?– Sue Davies FSW supported by Ann Loftus FSW
Contact details – 0151 608 0422 (Prenton Centre) 0151 648 0748 (Sue Davies Pensby CMHT)

Pensby Carers Drop In
Where?– Pensby Clinic 281 Pensby Road
When? - 1st Friday of every month
Who is it for? – Carers who come under the Pensby Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)
Who runs it ?– Sue Davies CMHT FSW
Contact details – 0151 608 0422 (Sue Davies)

Union Street Carers Group
Where?– Union Street Day Centre, 78 Union Street, Seacombe, Wirral 0151 639 1716
When? - Last Monday of every month 2.00-4.00 pm
Who is it for? – Carers who come under the Wallasey Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) or Wirral Assertive Outreach Service (WAOS)
What goes on? – mutual self-help, speakers, support, activities, social networking
Who runs it ?– Karen Phenna Wallasey CMHT FSW supported by Ann Loftus FSW (WAOS)
Contact details – 0151 604 7264 (Karen Phenna) 0151 488 7708 (Nicola Wood)

The Stein Centre Drop-in
Where? – The Stein Centre St Catherine’s Hospital, Church Road, Birkenhead
When? – Last Friday in the month 10 am – 12 noon
Who is it for? – Any carer of someone with a mental health problem
What goes on – mutual support, speakers, activities
Who runs it? – Sue Davies FSW, Ann Loftus FSW and Rod Elton Carers Project Officer
Contact details – 0151 488 7708 (Rod Elton Birkenhead CMHT)

Early Intervention Team Carers Support Group
Where? – The Stein Centre St Catherine’s Hospital, Church Road, Birkenhead
Who is it for? – Carers who come under the Early Intervention Team
Contact details – Early Intervention Team 0151 488 7773 for more information.

Springview Carers Link Drop-in
Where?– Springview Mental Health Unit Clatterbridge 0151 482 7636
When? - last Wednesday of every month 2.00-4.00 pm
Who is it for? – Carers who have a family member or friend in hospital
What goes on? – advice and guidance
Who runs it ?– Rod Elton supported by Ann Loftus and the Carer Link Staff
Contact details – 0151 488 7708 (Rod Elton Social Worker/Carer Lead)

It may be useful to go onto their Web Forum and post messages -
http://www.wirralcarers.co.uk/forum/default.asp

An excellent group to participate in is:-
waaddsup
Contact Gary Sendall
Website www.waaddsup.co.uk
Email garys233@ntlworld.com
Telephone 07854325653

waaddsup is a support group and is the first and only one in wirral for people with ADHD/ADD run by people with ADHD/ADD The group has a committe and is also affiliated to ADDISS. The group meets every 3 weeks in Tranmere where they offer free friendly advice information. They also have a library of books and serve tea / coffee. The group is open to anyone from the ages of 14yrs upwards. The group is mainly for those WHO have ADHD/ADD - not a parent group, however, parents are MOST WELCOME as everyone has something to learn or say that can be useful to others who have it or live with it.

Hope this is of use. x


Edited by gloria (7th Sep 2009 9:06am)

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#347759 - 7th Sep 2009 9:39am Re: carers [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Registered: 4th Aug 2009
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Loc: forsale
THANK YOU

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#420950 - 22nd Jul 2010 4:56pm Re: carers [Re: lunarblue]
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Registered: 22nd Jul 2010
Posts: 1
Loc: Bebington
I used to do a bit of caring in the community myself with a care agency. Care homes are good to speak to too as they have a lot of information. If you're based in Birkenhead, you could always try Devonshire Manor Care Home. Care home Birkenhead

I hope that helps.

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#421007 - 22nd Jul 2010 10:24pm Re: carers [Re: mikemike]
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Registered: 26th Jul 2008
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Loc: Wallasey
Thanks mikemike and "Welcome to the machine".
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