Caring can be rewarding but the strains and responsibilities of caring can also affect your own mental and physical health.
In this role you may experience a whole range of emotions such as guilt, fear, anger, stress, worry and anxiety. It has been proven that talking and sharing your experiences with others can be beneficial for yourself. Also counselling has a long track record of assisting people to better manage their mental health and provide emotional support.
“You can talk to family and friends, but at the end of the day they just don’t understand”
Mental Health Carers can also become very isolated and it is important you have the opportunity to socialise and meet other people who understand what it is like to be in your caring role. Using support groups and other opportunities for you to meet and share your experiences with other Carers can help.
If you call Kim you can book a one to one session and talk about how you are coping and talk about what might help you.
We have three monthly support groups, giving you the opportunity to talk to other Carers in a safe and confidential space. If you are interested in going to a support group, we will arrange for you to meet the person who runs the group in private before you attend a group.
Social Activities and Outings
We have regular social activities and outings, including a monthly lunch, giving you the opportunity to meet other Carers in a relaxed and informal environment and aiming to give you a treat! See Dates for your Diary for details of up and coming events.
During recent months we have been running regular massage sessions for Carers and they have proved to be very successful. At times of crisis most Carers have found massage can really help to reduce stress and anxiety. If you would like to book an appointment for a massage please call or email Kim.