“Grief is normal and mourning is very necessary. But if depression becomes ingrained and doesn't stop, that's when you need help.”
Laura

Overview

We all have our share of grief and loss in life. Our experience of grief, as a response to loss, may occur in different ways to someone else. And that's okay. Grief and loss may affect our thoughts, behaviours, beliefs, feelings, and relationships. Ultimately, it can affect our physical and mental health and wellbeing

Caring is a vital role that may demand specialised skills. Caregivers need support from others. They also need to make their own self-care a priority, to avoid becoming isolated and being negatively affected by the pressures of the role.

Caring for yourself first and foremost is crucial in order to be able to care for someone else. Setting aside regular time to relax, or even visiting friends, can help manage feelings like anger or sadness that may stem from grief.

If you are a carer or know someone in a caregiver role that you would like to support, take a look at our carers page.

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Page last updated 13th December 2017