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Families & Carers

Guides and resources for families, friends and others caring for someone with a mental illness.

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People like us

Stories of illness, survival, recovery and hope, told by people living with mental illness, their families and the people who care for them.

Jo's story

‘Caring is constant and can be very hard. It’s so important for carers to be able to connect with others going through similar situations by using resources like the SANE online forums.’

Jo shares her story of caring and self-care as part of SANE's People Like Us series.

Family matters - a guide

The families and friends of people with mental illness can play a critical role in recovery. They also need to ensure they look after their their own welfare.

Drugs, alcohol and mental illness

Substance abuse is often confused with mental illness. Some people are also affected by both problems. Find out more about this difficult topic, and what help is available.
Hannah and friends

What is stigma?

Learn more about stigma of mental illness and suicide and how it affects people

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Get Help

Where to get help for you or someone you know.

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Facts and Guides

Authoritative and up-to-date explanations of a range of mental health problems and related issues.

People like us

People who live with mental illness, their families, friends and carers, in their own words.

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SANE Forums

Peer support for people living with a mental illness and their carers.