This week I am so pleased to be able share the launch of our first focus month, “March Male Carers Month”. We have a whole month of interviews and workshops, supporting the mental wellbeing of male 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.
This week I am exploring how you can start or continue a conversation with your line manager or employer about being a working carer; why it is important to have that conversation for both of you, even if it might seem daunting, and some suggestions and resources to prepare, which will help to reduce negative thoughts and feelings, give you more confidence and hopefully, result in a positive outcome for you and them.
The 3 emotional and practical phases of the caring journey and how to support yourself as you transition through them
This week I am sharing an overview of the three phases of the caring journey, what aspects of caring each one is likely to cover, why it is useful to know what challenges each phase might bring and finally, some resources, activities and exercises, to support you as you enter and transition between them.
This is a quick message to you all, wishing you, your loved ones and friends and peaceful holiday period.
In this post I am exploring how at certain times of the year, being a carer can mean that you might feel even more lonely, if we are unable to join others to celebrate these special times. I will explore more activities to help reduce the sense of loneliness or isolation.