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Hi Alison, welcome to the forum. I think lots of people will relate to feeling a lack of social contact, it's difficult to have that suddenly removed and find yourself without that type of support. We're running weekly online meet ups for carers to take a bit of time for themselves and chat to other...
Hello Jane Welcome to the forum, sorry to hear you and your daughter are struggling at the moment. I'm sure someone with more mental health experience will be along to offer support but I just wanted to point out our working carers resources as you are entitled to ask for support from your employer:...
Hello Richard and welcome to the forum Your son sounds like a trouper, that's a lot for a small child to deal with and I imagine caring for him is extremely full-on for you. As Bowlingbun suggested, I hope you're supported and are able to have some time for yourself as well, your health is important...
Hi Sarah, welcome to the forum. So sorry to hear about your situation, it sounds really tough on all of you. I'm sure people with more experience with mental health issues will be along to offer support but meanwhile have you looked at the Mind resource pages? there's lots there which might be usefu...
HI Gill, welcome to the forum. You're not alone, many on here will understand exactly how you feel and offer support I'm sure. Caring can be very lonely and the pandemic is making this much worse as people are socially restricted and can't attend social groups etc We're running online weekly meet up...
Hello Jonathan and welcome Sorry to hear what you're going through, it sounds tough on both of you. Hopefully your wife's medication will help and there'll be an improvement. It's important to look after your own well being at this time and not 'burn out' do you get time to yourself? We run weekly o...
Hello Karen and welcome Have a look through our guidance on Coronavirus and caring, there's a section on staying safe: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/coronavirus-covid-19 You might like to have a look through our general help and advice pages too and make sure you're getting all the suppor...
Hi Jaclyn, welcome to the forum. I'm sure a lot of people on here can relate to how you're feeling and will offer support. Have a look through our help and advice pages and contact our helpline with any questions you might have regarding any sort of benefit https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice B...
Hi Bernadette and welcome Do have a look through our help and advice pages and check you're getting all the support you're entitled to while looking after your parents: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice Remember to look after yourself as well! It's nice that your sister gives you some respite...
Hello Elodie, welcome to the forum. It's lovely that you want to honour your mother in law's wishes and care for her at home, but you also need to take care of yourself and take breaks. Have a look through our help and advice pages for more information: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice Best ...