Here you will find information about the various support groups that are available to you as a parent/carer in Guernsey.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- Not all care is always provided by adults. If any young people find themselves responsible or even partly responsible for caring for a family member, the confidential counselling service at The HUB is there to support them.
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 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.
- Guernsey Mind offers a Carers in Mind course which provides advice and support for carers, family and friends of people living with mental health issues.
- To access the Carers in Mind course email email@example.com or phone the Mind Centre on 722959 and leave a message.
- The Guernsey Mind website has contact details for different mental health carer support groups on the island.
Guernsey Down Syndrome Group
- Guernsey Down Syndrome Group is a newly set up support group that holds informal meetings for families with children who have Down Syndrome.
The Deaf Children's Society
- The Deaf Children's Society was set up with the main aim of helping hearing impaired children and their families both socially and educationally.
Wigwam Support Group
- Wigwam Support Group offers friendship, support and advice to local parents and families who have, or are involved with, children and young people with a special need.
National Autistic Society
- The local branch of the National Autistic Society champions the rights and interests of all people with autism in Guernsey.
- They provide help and support which can make a positive difference to the lives of children with autism and their families.
- Autism Guernsey have a parent support group that meets weekly to give parents the opportunity to socialise, relax and share experiences with other parents with an autistic child.
- Home-Start offers support and friendship for families experiencing stressful times in their own homes.
Action for Children