June 5 -11 marks Carers Week
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and help people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much needed support.
The theme this year is ‘recognising and supporting carers in the community’.
You are a carer if you provide any kind of unpaid support or care to someone who is unwell or disabled. This includes people with mental health problems. You don’t have to get paid to count as a carer. You could be a carer for a friend or family member.
If you care for another person, it can feel difficult to take time to look after yourself.
But it’s important to look after your own wellbeing when you can.
We’re sharing some Mind information about experiences of caring, tips for your own mental health and where to find support.