Carers

How do I, as a carer?

This service is specifically designed for carers of loved ones with mental health difficulties. We provide courses that explore a range of issues carers face daily.

Meeting other carers is the first benefit of these courses. The facilitator helps the group to answer some of the most difficult questions that carers face including, ‘How do I get my loved one out of bed?’, ‘How do I connect with my loved one?’, ‘How do I implement and maintain healthy boundaries?’, ‘How do I manage my own emotional wellbeing?’

These sessions give the carers permission to reclaim time, energy and self-care for themselves without compromising the support that they can give to their loved one. Carers will learn how to implement healthy changes in their relationship with their loved one which in turn will empower them to be more effective carers. This course has successfully been delivered for Stockport Mind with five different groups of carers seeking to answer the question ‘How do I?’

Anonymous

I am now able to approach crisis situations and my daughter’s mental health from a different angle which has reduced my stress levels and has allowed me to put in healthy boundaries.

Anonymous

How important self-care is, I feel like I now have the right to look after myself & put my needs first sometimes, without having to feel guilty.

Anonymous

I’m not the only one struggling with my situation. Knowing & listening to others has been invaluable & supportive, encouraging and inspiring.

Anonymous

It is important to maintain boundaries & to model consistency.

Anonymous

Reminder of the frustration & poor sense of self my daughter has.

Anonymous

I’m calmer, not so anxious, able to seperate him from me.

Anonymous

Katie was very supportive and sharing her experiences enabled me to share mine.

Anonymous

Reminder of the frustration & poor sense of self my daughter has.

Anonymous

I have been given more insight and a tool box to manage my emotions and thoughts and to be able to think about my behaviour & that of my loved one in a more relational way.
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