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…
This is a quick message to you all, wishing you, your loved ones and friends and peaceful holiday period.
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.
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.
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?
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.