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.
In this first part of a four-part series on building emotional resilience, I am talking about probably the most common emotion, ‘carers guilt’, how it can show up in our lives and provide exercises and activities to help reduce its power.
In this post I discuss a forthcoming four-part series covering the four most prominent emotions carers experience: guilt, resentment, grief and anger and explore how Emotional Resilience can help manage difficult emotions.
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?