At Family Tree we aim to support for carers and families by providing the knowledge they need to be able to cope better with caring for someone with a severe mental illness particularly where there are psychotic symptoms, such as in those with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder.
Family Tree has been established for over ten years and was started by carers for carers. Although we are based in a hospital we are an independent registered charity.
We currently have one part-time paid worker (Carers’ Services Manager), volunteers who manage specific parts of our work and a management committee of carers, service users and professionals. We also use speakers from a wide range of specialisms to deliver our programme for us, all of whom are experts in their field.
Family Tree kindly acknwledges funding from the John Moores Foundation towards our Carers’ Services Manager’s post.