Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Support groups

Carers' Federation Adult Carer Support service

two carers sitting and talkingThe Carers Federation Adult Carer Support service provides a wide range of appropriate and impartial information and support for all carers across Nottinghamshire who look after someone with an illness, disability or frailty; or is experiencing mental health. Our team work with carers on an individual basis to identify what support they need, they will also refer and signpost to other relevant organisations where appropriate.

The Carers' Council - Allies in Adult Mental Health

The Carer's Council is a registered charity providing support to those people affected by mental ill health. They hold bi-monthly social meetings as well as occasional evening meetings, outings and other activities. There is no membership charge but voluntary contributions are welcome.

See our website:

To find out more, please contact Geoff Curtis.

Tel: 0115 963 1916


Winter Carers Council Newletter 2019.pdf [pdf] 226KB

Carer groups

Visit the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub or the Carers Federation for details of support groups and see below.

Bipolar UK Nottingham Support Group

triangle of care self assessment day - group of people around tablesThe Support Group is free to attend and are open to anyone affected by bipolar, including family, friends and carers. Find out more about Bipolar UK support groups.

The group meets on the first Thursday of every month, from 7pm - 9pm.

The rooms are behind the main church building accessible via the car park. The building has a communal access door which is locked, please ring the doorbell.

The venue has a lift. No public parking is available, so it may be advisable to use public transport. The nearest tram stop is Nottingham Trent University. You can contact the support groups team on tel: 0333 323 3885 or email:

Family support - Autism

Family support Autism East Midlands - parent programme and family support hubs.



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