We know that carers cope best when they have help and support. In Australia, there are many services and supports ready to help you and the person you care for. But we also know that many carers don’t ask for help.
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Most carers find that things change over time – both for the person they care for and for themselves. You will probably go through different stages as you care for someone. These stages are sometimes called the ‘caring journey’.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) carers face the same stresses and pressures as other carers. But you may also face added problems of discrimination. LGBTI carers can use all the same supports and services as other carers, including financial help, respite services and help and advice in many areas.
You can do this. You don’t have to know everything all at once. You can get help.
We know it takes strength and courage to be a carer. And we know that, when you are caring for someone, it’s just as important to care for yourself.
Try these exercises to help you relax anytime, anywhere.
While being a carer can be rewarding it can also be stressful. In doing this module you will gain a better understanding of stress, its causes and your options for dealing with it.
The person you care for is likely to have health problems, and may sometimes also have challenging behaviour. As a carer, there are some key strategies you can use to manage their health and behaviour.
Caring for someone can be physically and emotionally tiring. It’s OK to want some time for yourself, and taking a break allows you to reduce your stress and recharge.
‘Respite’ or ‘respite care’ is when someone else takes care of the person you care for, so that you can have a break. A break can give you time to do everyday activities, deal with stress and look after yourself. When you are a carer, it’s important to regularly take time for yourself to rest and recharge.