Free mental health course for carers in Herts

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National charity Rethink Mental Illness is offering a free course for carers in Herts to help improve their knowledge around mental health.

In partnership with Carers in Hertfordshire, the charity is providing a six-week course in Stevenage for carers to educate them around the mental health system, and give them a chance to meet other carers.

Course facilitator Jonathan Clack said: "Carers can be very isolated, especially in mental health where stigma is still a big issue.

"As a carer myself I have seen the benefit that people can find from talking to other carers and from having good, up-to-date information."

Rethink Mental Illness runs services and support groups that aims to challenge attitudes about mental illness.

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The course takes place at The Friends Meeting House in Cuttys Lane from 10am to 12 noon on Thursday, February 13.

Carers can book a place by contacting at or by calling 01920 463663.

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