Welcome To brookvalecarers.co.uk

Support for carers of 14- 25 year olds

Brookvalecarers.co.uk is a website that gives information to cares of young people, specifically between 14 and 25 years old. Regardless of the scenario that has resulted in causing these young people to be in care, they can be left with variety of issues, which unfortunately due to their age there is a lack of information and support to carers that wish to bring successful resolutions.

If you are feeling;

  • Snowed Under
  • Desperate
  • Discouraged
  • Perplexed
  • Distressed
  • Alone
  • Troubled
  • Confused
  • Useless
It may be that you just need someone to talk to. For ten years this website has been a repository of information for people in your situation and continues to be a resource for information, help, support.


Useful Information

This website will be growing during the next few weeks (and on an ongoing basis) with the addition of a discussion forum and links to useful and relevant local and national information.
You can also visit the Rethink website at: http://www.rethink.org/

Here are some links to some websites that you may find helpful and/or informative:
General information for young people
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
http://www.headspacetoolkit.org/
http://www.justlikeme.org.uk/content/more-about-mhp/problem-types.php
http://www.mind.org.uk/Information/Factsheets/Children/Children+and+Young+People+and+Mental+Health.htm

http://www.connexions-southampton.org/aboutus/index.htm
http://www.fairbridge.org.uk/solent/
Eating disorders
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/eating_disorders.html
http://www.b-eat.co.uk/Home
http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/ken98-0047/default.asp
Local services contacts
http://www.southamptonhealth.nhs.uk/ourservices/child-and-family-services/child-and-adolescent-mental-health/behaviourresourceservice/
http://www.hantspt.nhs.uk/service-users/feedback-mh-southampt
http://www.hantspt.nhs.uk/service-users/changes-to-community-mh-services
Young people in adult wards
http://www.iris-initiative.org.uk/silo/files/carers-of-young-peopleľadmission-to-hospital.pdf
Psychosis
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/information/mental-health-a-z/psychosis/
http://www.psychosissucks.ca/epi/whatispsychosis.cfm
http://www.medicineonline.com/articles/P/2/Psychosis.html
http://www.camh.org.uk/index.php?cat=psychosis
Bipolar affective disorder
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfoforall/mentalhealthandgrowingup/22bipolaraffectivedisorder.aspx
http://www.mentalhealthcare.org.uk/