What is compassion fatigue and how it can affect unpaid and working carers?

What is compassion fatigue and how it can affect unpaid and working carers?

This week I am exploring what the term ‘Compassion Fatigue’ means in the caring context, why it is important to recognise its effect on your physical and psychological wellbeing and provide some activities to manage and reduce it.

Make mine a large one! Self-medicating to manage your emotions

Make mine a large one! Self-medicating to manage your emotions

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.

Building emotional resilience as a carer series – Part 4 – Anger

Building emotional resilience as a carer series – Part 4 – Anger

In this last of a four-part series on building emotional resilience, I chat with a Positive Anger Management expert, Tanya Heasley, about how to identify it and some practical resources to help you to manage it.

COVID & Caring: 5 practical activities to support you in a crisis

COVID & Caring: 5 practical activities to support you in a crisis

In this post I am talking about the additional emotional and psychological challenges of caring for a loved one during a crisis and provide 5 practical exercises and activities to support you in any emergency.