Emotional Support

Caring for a loved one can be emotionally exhausting and at times you may feel you are struggling to cope. This is not unusual and you are certainly not alone. We are here to support you through those difficult times. Here you can find various ways that we can help – and tips for ways you can help yourself too.

Coping with Stress

We have all experienced stress at some point in our lives. Stressors can be described as anything that causes stress. As a carer, you may be particularly susceptible to stress. Triggers may include pressures or increased responsibility of your caring role. Feelings of anxiety can gradually build up and can even leave you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated.  

Peer Support

One of the best ways to access peer support is finding a group in your local area that meets your needs. We have many groups each week that you can access. They are run by our experienced support workers or volunteers and are always welcoming to new faces.

Anxiety

Anxiety can be described as a “feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome”. It can strike any of us at any time, and it’s a completely natural response to a dangerous or threatening situation. For carers it can be particularly difficult to manage, as you may be faced with new or uncertain situations.

Counselling

If you are a carer or have been a carer, you may experience many emotions – anxiety, guilt, sadness, fear, anger, to name just a few. Counselling can help you work through these emotions in a safe, confidential environment. 

Carers Guilt

Caring can involve a whole range of complex emotions and feelings. These can change and fluctuate over time.  Some people may feel resentful about how their life has changed, and other times may experience feelings of guilt. 

Low mood and depression

Everyone has spells of feeling down, but depression is more than just spending a few days feeling sad or unhappy. If our low mood continues or becomes more severe, it can lead to depression.