Mental health statistics: carers
Carers provide invaluable support and help to their family, friends and loved ones, whether this is for physical or mental health problems. The mental health needs of carers is often neglected, despite many carers having poor mental health. Looking after a family member with a mental health problem can have a significant impact on carers' own mental health. Mental health problems of carers include emotional stress, depressive symptoms and, in some cases, clinical depression. 1 71% of carers have poor physical or mental health. 2 Carers UK’s annual survey (2015) with over 5,000 carers across...
Learning disability statistics: effects of being a carer
7 out of 10 families caring for someone with profound and multiple learning disabilities have reached or have come close to ‘breaking point' because of a lack of short break services.
Re:Connect and Time and Space
Re:Connect and Time and Space are unique peer support projects established for mental health carers
Hanifa's Outing with Her Circle of Support20 February 2015, Hanifa Islam
I have a circle of support in the workplace. It was set up when I started here nearly ten years ago because it helped me get to know colleagues in other teams.
Dental care, sight tests and prescriptions are no longer automatically free for people with severe impairments16 February 2015, Guest Blogger
We have recently discovered that dental care, sight tests and prescriptions are no longer automatically free for those people with the most severe impairments under the new benefit system.
The One-Stop Guide to Dementia8 December 2014,
This is a practical and compact guide with detailed information about what will make a difference in the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
Combining the expertise and knowledge of families and practitioners would benefit everyone11 June 2014,
Better support for family carers of people with learning disabilities who develop dementia will help shape a better future for them.
A Parentâs Perspective11 June 2014, Guest Blogger
Christine Anderson, mum to 11 year old twins Christopher and Jessica, talks abotu the range of equipment and adaptations used by Christopher and the effect it's had her and her family's life
As carers we need to look after ourselves so we can support each other as well9 June 2014, Guest Blogger
This week is Carers Week in the UK - listen to one carer talk about about how a support programme has helped him understand both the challenges of being a carer as well as his own mental health.