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.

Feeling lonely or isolated during festive holidays

Feeling lonely or isolated during festive holidays

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.

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.