This week, we are very fortunate to have with us as a guest, Michele Grant. Michele is a very experienced trainer and coach and she will be explaining more about vicarious trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue, this builds on the overview I did in the podcast on the 17th of February. Then Michele will go through three key things that we can think about and consider as to whether or not we are experiencing compassion fatigue, and what we can do to become aware of it and to take positive action
This week I am exploring why it matters to recognise and support men’s mental wellbeing; how we are doing this in “March Male Carers Month 2021” and how we would like to continue with this in the future, by collaborating with carers support groups and organisations supporting men’s mental health.
March Male Carers Month – Interview with David and Richard about being a male gay carer and young carer
March Male Carers Month – Interview with David and Richar
Welcome to the second interview in our March Male Carers Month series of interviews and workshops supporting the mental wellbeing of male carers. Today’s interview is with David and Richard. David is Richard’s carer, but Richard himself has also been a carer, both as a young carer and as an adult. They share very honest and open experiences about being carers and also being a cared-for-person, which is very insightful and helpful to understand how it can be different for male carers when interacting with social care, and professional bodies, say nurses and doctors, and professions like that, but also as male gay carers. It’s a different dynamic again, and it’s a very interesting interview. So, please do listen, and I hope you enjoy…
We are honoured to be able to interview Greg Smith, founder of Men Care Too in Tasmania, Australia, and ask him some questions about his experiences of being a male carer, the emotional and psychological challenges he faces in that role and the work he does to support other male carers.
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.