Looking after yourself if you're a carer

Being a carer can be very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally which can affect your own health and wellbeing.

Further information

Your GP

Your GP could help. Ask your surgery about registering as a carer. They may be able to offer flexible appointments, health checks, and flu vaccinations.

Taking a break

It is important to keep well and find time for yourself. Having a break can help carers to take time out of their caring role and do something for themselves.

Local voluntary organisations

It is important to keep well and find time for yourself. Having a break can help carers to take time out of their caring role and something for themselves. To find out more about these organisations, see the link below:

Useful links

There is also further useful information and advice, factsheets and guides from the following websites: