Caring for a loved one
Do you worry about the impact of your mental health on the ones you love?
Do you sometimes feel strained by the mental health challenges your partner is facing?
Does being a carer feel like a strain on you as an individual?
Mental health journeys for yourself, your children, your partner, or loved ones can be a challenge. People often feel strained by the impact of their family members' mental health, and guilty about this focus on themselves.
Supporting your loved one is really valuable. It's okay to feel that it is work. It's important to find strategies which work for you and your loved one; to make sure that those who are doing the caring are looked after too. Congratulations in taking the first step of reaching out for support.