Emotional support for carers
It’s not unusual for carers to feel that things are getting on top of them and you may feel anxious or depressed. Getting the right help is essential to prevent this escalating and there are several avenues open to you.
Your GP is a good first point of contact as they will be able to assess your health and access a range of treatment. If they hold a Carers’ register as many surgeries do it might also help to register yourself as a carer so they are aware of your situation.
At 2gether you can access help through Lets Talk, our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service which offers a range of support including telephone, face to face and group sessions. Your GP can help you access the service or you can click here to see the support available to you and self refer.
Other organisations offering support
Carers organisations also offer a range of emotional support and counselling services to carers – you can find their contact details in our Information for Carers Booklet or by clicking here.