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Emotional support for carers

Your wellbeing as a carer

Taking care of your mental health

As a carer you will spend a lot of your time focusing on someone else. You may feel as if you just have no time at all for yourself. But looking after your own wellbeing is important for you and for them.

Mental health charity MIND has a list of suggestions to help you take care of your mental health.

Carers UK provide specific advice on:

More information

You can receive emotional support over the phone or face-to-face by contacting Carers First.

The Carers Trust offers advice to carers on Taking care of yourself and Getting the most from your counsellor.

The Samaritans run a 24-hour helpline where you can talk in confidence about your feelings. You can call them on 116 123 (24-hour helpline).

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