Caring for another person can place many demands on you. Taking breaks and looking after your own physical and emotional health will help you to keep going in your caring role.
We can provide short-term respite when the carer is in crisis or if an emergency situation arises. Assistance to access emergency or crisis respite is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
Getting out from time to time is also important. Some carers say they feel guilty when they leave the house or enjoy an activity without the person they are caring for but time for yourself is important to help you stay well. If you are finding it difficult, talk to someone who can help you.
Remember you are not alone! It’s easy to become isolated when you’re a carer and loneliness can be one of the difficulties of a caring role. It often helps to talk with others in the same situation.