Support Groups

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Here you will find information about a variety of support group which you may find useful.

  • Carers Coming Together

    • Carers Coming Together is an organisation based at Les Cotils Christian Centre which provides at least three different regular events for carers a month, with additional 'special events' throughout the year.
  • Guernsey Alzheimer's Association

    • Guernsey Alzheimer's Association is an independent charity, here to help those caring for people with dementia. For more information please follow this link.
    • Guernsey Alzheimer's Association Carers Support Group
      • The Guernsey Alzheimer's Association together with the Older Adult Community Mental Health Team are running a Carers Support Group providing information and advice to support carers, family and friends of people living with dementia. All are welcome to attend.
      • We recognise the need to support our carers. Carers are often the partner or child of the person with dementia. We are aware that carers who take on both the practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities are at higher risk of stress due to the demands placed on them. We recognise the need to provide advice, education or assistance in organising services or signposting our carers towards support organisations.
      • The sessions run every Wednesday afternoon and commence at 2:00pm at The Guernsey Alzheimer's Association, Delancey.
      • The first hour will usually be a talk by a specialist on their area of expertise. Following that, there will be light refreshments provided and time for discussion, questions and answers.
      • Some examples of the sessions are: What is dementia? Medication issues; Continence; Legal Advice, wills and guardianship, Social security and benefits, Activity, Managing stress, Community Services, Anxiety in dementia, Living well with dementia, Life stories, Communications, Physical health issues and Managing difficult behaviours.
      • All carers, family and friends are invited to these friendly and inclusive sessions. If you wish to bring your relative/friend who is living with dementia along with you there are volunteers and a range of activities provided in the adjoining room.
      • The Older Adult Community Mental Health Team would like to thank The Guernsey Alzheimer's Association who are now taking over the administration of these groups and are kindly providing the rooms and volunteers to assist with the sessions and provide light refreshments. Any donations to the costs of this would be gratefully received.
      • The Older Adult Community Mental Health Team and Memory Clinic Team will be represented at each of the sessions and will be there to answer any questions.
    • We all look forward to meeting you. If you are unable to attend any of the sessions or require more information please feel free to call us on:
    • Guernsey Alzheimer's Association on 01481 245121
    • The Older Adult Mental health Team on 01481 725241,  Ext 3515
  • Alzheimer's Society

    • Alzheimer's Society in Guernsey provides individualised information and support for people affected by dementia.
      • They can meet you in your own home or other appropriate venue.
      • They provide advice and support over the phone and via email.
      • The Alzheimer's Society provide information that may help address your current issues. They also support people to make informed decisions to maintain independence.
      • They can signpost you to support groups to prevent social isolation.
      • If you would like to know more or to make a referral please contact, email: michael.nicholls@alzheimers.org.uk, by phone 01481 233700
      • For further information please see the leaflet on this page.
    • Drop - in Support sessions are available for people with any type of dementia and for their carers and families. This can be confidential tailored support and signposting to support in your local area.
      • Drop - in Support at Styx Centre is held on the first Thursday of the month, 1:30pm to 3:00pm in the Maple Room, Styx, Longfrie, St Pierre du Bois.
      • For more information phone 01481 233700 or take a look at the leaflet on this page.
      • Drop - in Support at Guille-Alles Library is held on the last Thursday of the month 2:30pm to 4:30pm at Guille-Alles Library, Dorey Room, Market Street, St Peter Port, GY1 1HB.
      • For more information phone 01481 233700 or take a look at the leaflet on this page.
  • Guernsey Bereavement Service

    • Death is not the only bereavement. When a person or their loved one loses a limb or a faculty, they experience a significant loss which many find difficult to cope with. The Guernsey Bereavement Service has trained counsellors who offer to one-to-one support.
  • Guernsey Disability Alliance

    • The Guernsey Disability Alliance was formed in 2008 and is a collective voice for individual disabled islanders, their family members and more than 40 charities. To view the GDA website follow this link.
  • Guernsey Postnatal Depression Support Group

    • You are not alone - PND can affect up to 10% of mothers. For details of the support offered by this group follow this link.
  • Health Information Guernsey

    • Provides access to information on disability and health matters. For more information follow the link.
  • Parent Carer Council

    • Parent Carer Council is a group of parents and carers elected by parents to represent families' views on the services offered to people with a learning disability within the Bailiwick. It meets at least four times a year to discuss current issues and receive briefings on service developments from those responsible for delivering services. If you would like to get involved please let Peter Fernandez know of your interest. Peter can be contacted on poshrobins@aol.com.
  • Wigwam

    • Wigwam provides friendship, support and advice to families who have children under the age of 25 with additional needs. To view the website follow this link.
  • Further support networks

    • The Association of Guernsey Charities holds a list of Charity Groups in Guernsey. For other support groups please view their website by following this link.