Taking care of your health
It is vital that carers take care of their own health. Carers are often too busy looking after someone else to take the time to look after themselves. Being healthy is not only important for the carer but it also helps the person they look after too.
We support carers to look their own health. We have:
- A health checklist for carers
- Support and a checklist for carers of people with mental health problems
- Advice about lifting and handling
- Regular breaks for carers
Tell your GP you are a carer
Make sure you let your GP know that you are a carer. They will record this on your notes and they may be able to offer you extra support..