Caring for someone with paranoia

Hi I’m new here, I’m 44 years old and a carer for my partner, I’m at a loss as to what to do, my partner suffers from paranoid thoughts and it’s always at nighttime in the middle of the night, he wakes me up and accuses me of all sorts, it is all in his head and I’m getting to the point that I’m really struggling with dealing with it, he will keep me awake 2 hours at a time, to him the thoughts are so real but they aren’t! I work 4 days a week and I’m getting more and more exhausted, I don’t know how to help him, when I try to say it’s all in your head he won’t believe it. What do I do to help him? I’m at breaking point.

Hello Sarah,

Welcome to the Forum. It sounds like you are going through a tough time at the moment. The following online directory may be useful to seek help on a host of conditions including mental health:

The Mind website also has information about supporting someone with mental health problems:

Are you getting any extra outside support? If not, I would encourage you to look at this page on our website which tells you about how to get a Carer’s Assessment: Carer's assessment | Carers UK

You might also find it helpful to contact the Carers UK Helpline on on 0808 808 7777 (Mon & Tues 10am-4pm) or for advice regarding your circumstances.

Best wishes,

Hello Sarah and welcome to the forum.
Is your partner on medication? If he is then make an appointment for him to see his GP and go with him. It’s possible a change in medication could help sort this problem out.