As a carer you can often be so busy looking after the person you care for that you forget about your own health and wellbeing. It is really important that you look after yourself and ensure you attend any health appointments or wellbeing checks. If you are struggling to do this, please contact the Centre on (0191) 643 2298 and our team of workers can support you with this.
The North Tyneside Carers’ Guide to Health and Wellbeing contains a ‘wellbeing check’. This is a self-assessment that will help you to think about the impact that caring is having on your health and wellbeing, how your caring role affects your life and things you can change to make caring easier. It covers:
- Your health
- Healthy lifestyle
- Emotional needs
- Keeping safe
- Your caring role
- Juggling work and care
The purpose of the ‘wellbeing check’ is to help you access health interventions early and to continue caring safely in a way that suits you, without your own health suffering. You can complete this self assessment in your own time and can ask someone to help you if you need to. Some of the changes you identify you will be able to manage yourself and some you will need help with, either from a professional or from friends and family.
Read the North Tyneside Carers' Guide to Health and Wellbeing here.
If you would like to find out more information about wellbeing, please contact the Centre on (0191) 643 2298.
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