Carers are being recognised during National Carers Week from the 14th – 20th October. Carers play a unique and important role in supporting people who are experiencing mental health problems. If you have a loved one who is engaging in treatment at CCI, we would firstly like to say thank you! We appreciate the role you play in supporting your loved one as they engage in treatment. You may find it helpful to read our ‘Information for Carers’ brochure, which provides some information about what you can expect, and how you can support your loved one as they undertake the challenges involved with treatment.
Equipping yourself with information can help you provide support to your loved one who is dealing with a mental health problem. The CCI website has free resources that can help you learn more about various mental health problems and helpful coping strategies. CCI also runs free information evenings for family and friends of people with an Eating Disorder, or with Bipolar Disorder. Please contact us if you would like to find out more. If resources allow, we may expand our carers information evenings in the future to cover how to support people with different kinds of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Please let us know if you would like to learn more about a particular area.
Supporting a loved one dealing with mental health problems can be stressful and upsetting. It is important to take time out to care for yourself. This includes:
If you find it hard to get support from your friends and family, it might be helpful to attend a support group or get professional help (e.g talking to a psychologist or counsellor). If you are living in Perth, organisations such as Carers WA and Helping Minds can provide you with information about resources and support services available for carers.
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