‘I became a carer when I was 8 years old. I don’t see it as a label, I see it as an aspect of my life, my personality. Caring for my mum has enriched my life a lot.’
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‘Look after yourself, because if you don’t look after yourself, you can’t be a carer.’
Carers don’t just live in cities and towns. If you are a carer in a rural or remote area, there are many online and phone services available to help you.
‘It can be really hard, but focus on the positives – helping someone is a beautiful thing that we can do. Remember that a lot of people do this.’
‘At times it can be tough. But you can get help. Sometimes you have to look for it… but help is only a phone call away.’
‘I do it because I love Edie, that’s my commitment to her.’
'Self preservation is essential. You have to step back sometimes, even if it’s just for a small amount of time.'
‘I have found caring can be done long-term, it can be done well. But it is done best when it’s shared.’
‘I’m an occupational therapist because of my experience as a carer.’
You will probably need to talk with different organisations to see what they offer and whether they can help you. Remember - help is always available in an emergency.