As a carer you will spend a lot of your time focusing on someone else. You may feel as if you just have no time at all for yourself. But looking after your own wellbeing is important for you and for them.
Taking care of your mental health
Mental health charity MIND have a list of suggestions to help you take care of your mental health. Even just choosing one small thing to change might help you feel more able to cope.
They also have specific advice on:
More information and advice
You can receive emotional support over the phone or face to face by contacting Carers First.
The Carers Trust offer advice to carers on Taking care of yourself and Getting the most from your counsellor.
Mind has a useful section on their website for carers, explaining how to cope when looking after someone else.
Carers UK provide specific advice on:
The Samaritans run a 24-hour helpline where you can talk in confidence about your feelings. You can call them on 116 123 (24-hour helpline).