Survey respondents identified a variety of ways in which they understood carers were being made aware of the support available to them, with word of mouth and information leaflets believed to be the most effective methods of communication. All claimed that carers were made aware of support through direct communication from professionals in forensic mental health services. Notably, many said they promoted this to carers via information leaflets and that there were posters, or carers received letters informing them of availability of support. A few said they communicated by telephone, had DVDs for carers, or promoted support for carers at CPA review meetings.
Table 5: Methods forensic mental health services report they use to make carers aware of support