Talking to other people who are in a similar situation can be a great help when you are feeling stressed. Not everyone finds this easy but it may be a surprise to find that others feel the same way as you.
We can help you get a break from caring so you can allow yourself some breathing space. Even if just for a couple of hours each week to treat yourself to something you enjoy.
If you can, talk to your family and friends as well. Just talking about how you feel and getting it out into the open, can make you feel better. Sharing your feelings and problems with those close to you may mean that they realise that you need more help from them.
Factsheet: Managing anxiety and depression
Factsheet: Loneliness and social isolation
They provide support, advice and information about caring for someone with mental health issues but they are also committed to promoting positive mental health for carers too.
New pop-up Carers Cafes at the CNWL Mental Health Services:
These support sessions will give you the opportunity to meet other carers like yourself and to talk to someone that understands.
Staff from CNWL and the Hillingdon Carers Partnership will be available at all meetings with a range of information for you.
Guest speakers will be invited to future meetings based on your feedback and suggestions.
- Pembroke Centre, Ruislip Manor
Wednesday 24 January 2018 2:00-4:00pm
- Riverside Centre, Hillingdon Hospital
Tuesday 6 February 5:00-7:00pm
- Mead House, Hayes
Tuesday 27 February 2:00-4:00pm
- Woodland Centre, Hillingdon Hospital
Wednesday 14 March 2:00-4:00pm
- Mental Health Awareness training
Call Sheena on: 01895 271559
LBH Emotional health and wellbeing courses 2018
- FREE courses for people experiencing anxiety and depression who wish to improve their mental wellbeing.
One in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives; money worries, work and relationship problems, unemployment, illness and loneliness can increase the risk of developing depression and anxiety.
The courses are free and available at locations across the borough and focus on self-help, confidence building, lifestyle and employability. They also offer an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and develop new interests.
- To enrol on any of the Emotional Health and Wellbeing courses you must attend an information, advice and guidance session first.
Please see the dates below for more information. These sessions should last no more 30 minutes.
Wednesday 17 January 10am-1pm at South Ruislip ALC
Thursday 18 January 10am-1pm at Brookfield ALC
Friday 19 January 10am-1pm at South Ruislip ALC
Wednesday 24 January 10am-1pm at South Ruislip ALC
Thursday 25 January 10am-1pm at Brookfield ALC
Friday 26 January 10am-1pm at Harlington ALC
Wednesday 31 January 10am-1pm at South Ruislip ALC