A SUPPORT group for carers who look after people with debilitating mental health conditions in Halton has relaunched with a new venue.

Halton Mental Health Carers Support Group was formed just two years ago with the support of Halton Borough Council, Halton Carers' Centre and North West Boroughs Trust.

It now meets monthly in both Widnes and Runcorn.

The Widnes group meets in the evenings on the second Wednesday of the month at 'The Wooden Hit, Upper Mersey Road, West Bank.

The Runcorn group meets in the afternoon of the last Wednesday of every month at Churchill Hall, Cooper Street, Runcorn.

Cllr Marie Wright, Halton Borough Council's executive board member for health and wellbeing, said: "Mental Health Carers can expect a warm welcome.

"The group offers one to one and one to many carer to carer peer support, providing a safe place to connect in a safe social environment with the ability to share information, experiences and issues with others with lived experience of caring for loved ones with a mental health condition."

The group has established a social media support group through Facebook, and provides an additional medium to connect with others, share experiences and support each other 24/7.

The Facebook group already has 40 active members from the local area who are supporting residents of Halton diagnosed with the full spectrum of Mental Health conditions.

The FB group can be found via this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/422683278212718/

Contact Lucia Urquhart-Halton Carers' Centre for more details on 01928 580182.

For any other carers' enquiries, pop into Runcorn Carers Centre at 62-64 Church Street or the Widnes branch at St Marie's Church, Lugsdale Road, Widnes; call 01928 580182/592405.