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All About... Parents and Carers Together (PACT)

Written by · Published Jul 4, 2016

Hi there! Which organisation/project are you from?

PACT ‐ Parents and carers together

Could you tell us a little bit about what you and your organisation/project do?

Parent/carer support group for those caring for children and young people with mental ill health

Describe your work in three words

Parent support group

How can people access the help you offer?

Website: www.parentsandcarerstogether.uk

Twitter: @pactenquiries

Facebook: www.facebook.com/parentsandcarerstogether

If you could give one piece of advice to someone who might be struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, what would it be?

Try to open up and talk to someone (anyone you trust) to explain how you’re feeling

Tell us why you think libraries are important to people’s wellbeing

To enable large circulation of information to as many as possible

What is your organisation most proud of achieving in the last 12 months?

Regular meetings with stakeholders in Suffolk to drive forward accountability for mental health services for our children and young people (County Councillors/CCG’s/NSFT)

Tell us two things you do to look after your own mental health and wellbeing

Attend our monthly PACT meetings to meet & talk with others in similar situation, and try to exercise as much as possible (not enough though)!!

What are you currently reading?

Sane New World by Ruby Wax

Sarah Lungley

Sarah Lungley

I'm the mental health and wellbeing coordinator at Suffolk Libraries.