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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.
Many people find themselves caring for someone who is nearing the end of their life. This can be an emotional and stressful time, but there is a lot of support available to help you.
Many students also care for someone and this can be hard. The time and energy that caring takes can interfere with your study. If you a school or university student, you may be able to get support to help you to combine studying and caring.
Working can give you income, satisfaction, interest and contact with other people. It can also give you a break from caring.