This week is Carers Week

Caring can be tough, and you need to look after yourself.
This means looking after your mental wellbeing as well as your physical health. Being a carer can have a negative impact on your physical health – exhaustion, skipping meals, or muscle strain from lifting.

It can also impact on your mental health – you may experience feelings of frustration, anxiety, guilt or depression. We want you to take care of yourself, both your physical health and mental health.

No-one is born a carer.  We become carers at some point at our lives, sometimes as young people, sometimes later in life.  Sometimes we are prepared, but sometimes it comes as a shock and upends our lives and our plans. It can be overwhelming. But remember, you are not alone.

SUPPORT FOR CARERS
  1. Wellbeing
    We all need a break from caring from time to time. Taking a break is vital for your own wellbeing and allows you to be a better carer.
    Check out our  online and in person workshops and events on our events calendar
  2. Visit our out-of-hours Safe Haven service in Redhill
    Open for people experiencing a mental health crisis, our face-to-face drop-in service is open 365 days a year between 6.00pm & 11.00pm.
    Find out more on our Facebook page including opening times, maps and directions.You can also drop-in to speak to someone who knows what you’re going through, drop-in for peer or wellbeing support daily between 6pm and 8pm.
    Wingfield Resource Centre | St Anne’s Drive | Redhill | RH1 1AU
    Find us easily by using this what3words location: https://w3w.co/snows.quite.sound
  3. Attend Virtual Safe Haven 
    We are also available to offer crisis support virtually (by video call, using the secure app Attend Anywhere) with the link: https://nhs.vc/sabp/safe-haven-redhill
    This virtual service is available from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
  4. Other useful links
    Action for Carers Surrey 
    Action for Carers | Supporting carers of all ages across Surrey
    Carers Network    Carers Network – No one should care alone (carers-network.org.uk) 
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