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 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…

“What a special thing it is that you do”

“What a special thing it is that you do”

For this festive post, I hope you can join me in celebrating how special you are, in caring for a loved one, often without recognition. Wherever you are in the world, the act of caring for another human being, is one of the most powerful and activities we are capable of.

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.