Looking after someone else can often lead to letting your own needs slip.

We have dedicated events and services to ensure you’re taking care of your own needs too.

What is wellbeing and why is it important?

‘Wellbeing’ is all about being happy and healthy both physically and mentally. Maintaining your wellbeing as a carer can be difficult. You may experience feelings of exhaustion, stress, anxiety, frequent worries, or feel low, irritable, restless or overwhelmed. Or this may be how you feel a lot of the time as a carer supporting someone else. Carers in Bedfordshire is here to help.

How we can help

We run lots of events (visit our What’s On page) on different topics. Some of these talks are available for you to watch at any time.

Visit our digital resources page for videos around

  • Wellbeing tips
  • Coping with Stress
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Low Mood and Depression
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Managing Worries and Uncertainty
  • Wellbeing Drop-In sessions for you to ask any questions.

We hold weekly and monthly Wellbeing sessions, for you to ask any questions to our Wellbeing Practitioner as well as Wellbeing Groups for Anxiety and Low Mood. You can register for these on our What’s On page. 

We also offer free one-to-one support for carers aged 11 and upwards. These can be one-off sessions or a series of frequent appointments: fortnightly or monthly, depending on your needs and what suits you.

You may also benefit from our counselling service which offers person centred counselling to carers aged 11 and over.

If you would like an initial chat, you can contact Carers in Bedfordshire on 0300 111 1919 or email us at wellbeing@carersinbeds.org.uk

Local services that can help