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.
- Mind Carers Group
Every Wednesday, Guest Room, Carers Centre, Uxbridge
- Read Aloud sessions
1st Friday of every month at Yeading Library from 14:00-16:00
Yeading Library, Yeading Lane, Hayes UB4 0EW
Reading stories, poems and having discussions
- Mental Health Awareness training
Call Jag on: 01895 811206
Hillingdon Adult & Community Learning
Free courses for people experiencing anxiety and depression who wish to improve their mental wellbeing. These can be found on pages 38-41.
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.