Caring for someone can be physically and mentally challenging, which is why it’s important to take care of your own health and wellbeing. From support groups to complementary therapies, we can help you take care of you.
Emotional Support: We have a dedicated team of Support Workers who are here to offer carers one-to-one emotional support over the telephone, or at a face-to-face visit.
Befriending: Some carers feel that they would benefit from someone to talk to on a regular basis. Our befrienders are trained volunteers who have an understanding of the difficulties carers face. Many of them will have experience of caring themselves. Talking to someone can help to lessen feelings of loneliness and isolation.
“When I’ve reached rock bottom, they’ve helped and supported me. Sometimes just being a voice on the other end of a phone when I’ve needed someone to talk to.” Pam.
Carer Support Groups
These are monthly groups which are open to all carers. The groups have a speaker at each one to talk about a wide range of topics. There is always a support worker on hand to help out and discuss any difficulties you may have. We have groups throughout the county with specific groups for those caring for someone with mental health problems and parent carers. Find a support group here
Check out our range of free complementary therapies including massage in the latest What’s On guide. Call for your copy now.
Taking a Break
Taking a break is important for your wellbeing. Our days out and activities can help you enjoy some time away from your caring role. Call for a copy of our latest What’s On guide.
We work closely with GP practices across Wiltshire to ensure that carers receive support and good access to services through their local surgery. Many surgeries offer Carers Clinics where you can go along for routine health checks as well as an opportunity to speak to one of our Carer Support Workers. Ask your local surgery to see if they have one.