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Carers' Health and Wellbeing

 

Carers Trust East Midlands are committed to improving and supporting Carers Health and Well Being.  We understand first-hand how demanding, both physically and mentally, the day-to-day challenges of the role of being a Carer, despite how rewarding being a Carer can be.

 

Carers Trust are able to offer a range of services to support Carer Health and Wellbeing.  This includes providing information and support to Carers who may be facing challenges to their own Mental Health and wellbeing, for example, if you are experiencing mild anxiety or depression.

 

We offer free access to a range of Health and Wellbeing centres across the county so the Carer can take a valuable break away and have some time for themselves.   The Carer can enjoy a range of activities or simply relax with a gentle swim and sauna. Please click here to see a list of our leisure centres in Nottinghamshire.

 

In addition to the well-being centres, Complementary therapies can also be beneficial to aid relaxation and promote health and well-being. This can include treatments such as Reiki, Indian Head Massage and Reflexology.

 

Click here for a list of organisations that provide complementary therapy sessions in Nottinghamshire.

 

Support available to help you maintain good mental health and wellbeing include:

  • Access to counselling services that provide specialist support for people experiencing common difficulties, including depression, anxiety or stress.  These counselling services are FREE and are funded by your local NHS.  You are able to self-refer to these services, so you do not have to obtain a referral via your GP.  Please click here to see a list of the counselling services that operate in Nottinghamshire.
  • Access to learning to promote self-awareness, including:
  • A number of free self-awareness training courses available around the county for carers to access.  These are being provided in conjunction with Nottinghamshire County Council and Inspire who provide, culture, learning and library services within the county.  Please click here for more information
  • Reading well ‘Books on Prescription’ – these books provide helpful information and step-by-step self-help techniques for managing common conditions including stress and anxiety.  This service is provided in a number of libraries across the county by Inspire.  Please click here for more information

 

Carers Trust also aim to raise awareness of those Carers who need support in caring for people facing mental health challenges across the county. We recognise that Carers endure many complex problems and issues when looking after someone with a mental health illness. The range of illnesses may vary from mild depression to bipolar, personality disorder to schizophrenia, however the impact on caring can at times be overwhelming.

 

We can support carers with:

  • Emergency and crisis planning
  • Specialist information
  • Emotional support and practical help
  • Health and wellbeing promotion

 

Nottinghamshire County Council also run the Nottinghamshire Co-production Network, which is a project to support people experiencing mental health difficulties, by promoting the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’.  There are a number of support groups which are run by a team of Co-production development workers in different parts of the county.  Please click here for more information.

Further sources of information include:

 

  • The Nottinghamshire Help Yourself website is a valuable local resource which provides information about useful support and organisations to help you.
  • The NHS Choices website has a range of information and advice on mental health including tips for good mental health.
  • Samaritans - support and someone to talk to
  • Anxiety UK - information and support for sufferers
  • Its Good To Talk - details of counsellors and psychotherapists
  • Rethink - support for sufferers of severe mental illness and their carers
  • Sane - out of hours helpline providing support and information
  • Mind - information and materials on depression and manic depression
  • Cruse Bereavement Care – somewhere to turn when someone dies

 

You will also find some local support services and groups in Nottinghamshire on our Additional Information page.

 

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