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Support for friends, family & carers

What support is available for family, friends and carers?

Beat Autism

Beat Autism offers parental support and activities for children. They also offer a wide range of groups that are designed to help with people with learning disabilities.

Carers Wakefield and District

Carers Wakefield provides the opportunity for carers to meet together in a relaxed, informal atmosphere over a cup of tea or coffee. Many people gain help and support by meeting together with others who have similar experiences or problems.

All groups are different, some are purely social and some offer the chance to hear talks on caring issues or topics of general interest. Most groups organise activities, social events and outings throughout the year.

Wakefield Discovery College run short courses and one off workshops across the whole of the Wakefield district to support you to; understand and manage health conditions, find new skills and interests, build strengths and inner resources, engage in physical activity and become an expert in your own self-care.

The Wakefield Recovery and Wellbeing College and Wakefield Discovery College have been developed in partnership with South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust staff, volunteers, people with lived experiences of mental and physical ill health and with organisations across the Wakefield district and the surrounding areas.


Last updated: 11/7/2022