Care for Carers
Looking after the person you care for is naturally very important to you, but are you looking after yourself too? Caring can be very demanding, physically, mentally and emotionally, which in turn, can affect your own health and wellbeing. According to Carers UK, carers are more likely to be in poor health, both physically and mentally, than people without caring responsibilities.
To help, we’ve put together some ideas for how to look after your own health and wellbeing.
At the bottom of the page, you'll also find some support for dealing with things when your caring role comes to an end.
Carers UK – Looking after your health
NHS – Breaks for carers and respite care
Carers Trust – Eating healthily
Carers Trust – Managing stress
Carers Trust – Taking care of yourself
Carers Trust – Top health tips
NHS - Mindfulness for mental wellbeing
An introduction to Mindfulness for mental wellbeing
Ways to find strength when things are difficult
When caring comes to an end
NHS - When someone you care for dies