In this post I discuss how, even without noticing it, self-medicating with alcohol or prescription medicines can be our ‘go-to’ way to deal with the emotional and psychological pressure of being an unpaid carer and how to manage it.
In this third part of a four-part series on building emotional resilience, I am talking about ‘carers’ grief’, how it is different to bereavement grief and outline some practical resources to help you to manage it.
In this second part of a four-part series covering four of the most prominent emotions carers experience throughout their caring journey: guilt, resentment, grief and anger and today we are discussing with resentment.
In this post I am talking about the term or title of carer or caregiver. I ask the question how important is it to have a ‘carers’ identity or title in how people see us and how we view our own self-identity?
In this post, I will be talking about how loneliness can affect anyone, even when you are not alone but as a carer you can feel even more isolated and lonely. I then provide some suggestions for how to reduce a sense of loneliness.
In this post I am talking about planning, but not planning in terms of your role as a carer but, as importantly, actually planning for you, to support you to achieve your goals, hopes and dreams.