Carers Support Service
Do you regularly support someone close to you who needs extra assistance in everyday life? The person you support may have a disability, illness, addiction or mental health problem who you help and relies on your aid. Are you over 18 and could benefit from practical and emotional support to better your mental health? Then you may benefit from our Carers Support Service!
Becoming a carer can be a gradual process and for others it may happen over night. However often someone cares for another person it is important that it is recognised and every person has access to support when needed.
There are over 6.5 million people in the UK acting as carers. From time to time this will become too much and may have an impact on both your mental and physical health with 92% of carers reporting their caring role has affected their own mental health (Carers Together).
Being a carer no matter how much time is spent caring for another person or the relationship you have with the person can affect anyone’s wellbeing and it is important that this is recognised. Taking time for yourself to get support when needed is crucial. This support can take shape in many forms. It could be receiving 1:2:1 support from a wellbeing practitioner or attending a peer support group where you can share your experiences with others and hear other peoples experiences and challenges. It could even be taking time to attend a Carers Coffee Morning where you can spend time with people in a similar situation but where the focus isn’t just on you being a Carer, where it is about having fun and enjoying a change of scenery.