Support for carers and families

At Family Tree Wirral we aim to  support carers and families by providing  the knowledge they need to be able to cope better with caring for someone with a mental illness, particularly where symptoms are more complex.

Family Tree was established in 2002 and was started by carers for carers. Although we are based in a hospital we are an independent registered charity.

We currently have two part-time paid workers (our Carers’ Services Manager and an Advocate), volunteers who help with or manage specific parts of our work and a management committee of carers, service users and professionals. We also provide counselling for carers. We also use speakers from a wide range of specialisms to deliver our training programme for us, all of whom are experts in their field.

Family Tree Wirral kindly acknowledges funding from the John Moores Foundation and the Morgan Foundation towards our Carers’ Services Manager’s post.

Family Tree Wirral

The Stein Centre
St Catherine’s Hospital
Derby Road
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH42 0LQ
phone: 0151 488 8159
mobile:
07766 827922

e-mail: family.tree@cwp.nhs.uk
e-mail: paul.etherington@cwp.nhs.uk

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