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.