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Emotional support

For some carers, having others to talk to and share experiences with can benefit their health and wellbeing. It can also provide the opportunity to develop ways of dealing with situations, or just be an opportunity to talk about how they are feeling.

There are a variety of drop-in sessions and support groups available.

Drop-in sessions

Informal emotional support

Open drop-in sessions provide time to discuss how you are feeling and what help and/or support may be beneficial to you.

Contact Barnet Carers Centre for more information:

Barnet Carers Centre

Barnet Carers Centre - coffee morning

Barnet Carers Centre has a weekly coffee morning, every Thursday from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Barnet Carers Centre

Parkinson’s Support Group

An information, advice and support group for all carers caring for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Sessions are held the first Tuesday of each month.

Contact Barnet Carers Centre for more information:

Barnet Carers Centre

Dementia cafés

The Dementia Cafés provide an informal and understanding environment for people living with dementia and their carers. They offer activities and an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation to share information and experiences with. They also provide an opportunity  to get information and advice.

Drop by one of the following cafe sessions:

  • First Monday of the month - 1.00pm–3.00pm
    Lyonsdown Hall, 3 Lyonsdown Road, New Barnet EN5 1JB
  • Last Friday of the month - 10.30am–12.30pm
    The Eversfield Centre, 11 Eversfield Gardens, Mill Hill NW7 2AE
  • Third Tuesday of the month  - 2.00pm–4.00pm
    Quarkers Meeting House, Golders Green, 17 North Square, Hampstead Gardens Suburb, NW11 7AG
  • Second Wednesday of the month - 2.00pm–4.00pm
    Activity rooms, Ground floor, Finchley Memorial Hospital. Granville Road, Finchley N12 0JE

Saracens Dementia Club

Each session aims to provide the person with dementia and their carer with information, gentle exercise and fun activities in a social atmosphere.

Drop by the Finchley Memorial Hospital every Wednesday between 2.00pm-4.00pm

Further information is available on the Saracens dementia website.

Saracens Dementia Club

Former carers support

Support group aimed at supporting carers who are no longer caring. The group is available to former carers and regular meetings are held through the Barnet Carers Centre.

Contact Barnet Carers Centre for more information.

Barnet Carers Centre

Pre-booked sessions


These sessions are for carers with high level needs. Each session is one-to-one and held  over a 12-week period. Pre-booking is required and there may be a waiting list to access the sessions.

There is a voluntary contribution of £12 per session.

Contact Barnet Carers Centre for more information:

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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

IAPT offers low-level support for stress, anxiety and depression which is available to all carers. You will need to self-refer to access support.

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Each locality across the Jami service offers support, information and advice according to carer needs.

This includes:

  • one-to-one support
  • carer support group during the day or evening
  • information and guidance.

Contact Jami for more information:

  • Phone: 020 8458 2223
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Royal Free neurological rehabilitation centre (NRC)

Based at Edgware Community Hospital, the Royal Free NRC provides support for those who are caring for people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Contact Royal Free NRC:

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