It is important that carers look after their own health and wellbeing as well as supporting those they care for. Children and young people react, in part, to what they see from the adults around them. When parents and carers deal with a situation calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children and young people. Parents and carers can be more supportive to others around them, especially children, when they are better prepared.
See guidance on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic or visit Every Mind Matters for clear advice and actions to take care of your mental health and wellbeing
Visit https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-mental-wellbeing for tips designed to help both you and those you care for look after yourselves and protect your mental wellbeing.
Gloucestershire’s Carers Hub
The Gloucestershire Cares Hub offers support and advice on mental health. Please contact them on 0300 111 9000.
Glos Young Carers advice and support
Are keeping connected through their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/GYCfamiles/. Or you can phone them on 01452 733060.
Offer support to Carers, their helpline is open Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am – 4pm. Phone 0808 808 7777.