Support For Carers


There are 7 million people in the UK who are carers. Caring can be an extremely rewarding yet challenging experience. Taking care of another individual while maintaining your own well-being is an incredible challenge. Here at Discounts for Carers, we believe that the contribution of Carers isn’t recognised or celebrated enough. Carers need to be recognised and respected for their incredible work - that is why we work hard to connect Carers to the best deals possible.

We are so proud of our members and everything they have (and will continue to) accomplish.

Coping with loneliness

Loneliness is often defined as the feeling we get when we are missing out on social contact and relationships with loved ones. Unfortunately almost everyone will experience waves of loneliness from time to time - but intensity it affects us will naturally fluctuate from person to person.

While loneliness is not defined as a mental health problem, both loneliness and mental health issues are strongly linked to one another. But this isn’t something to be ashamed of, as mental health and loneliness are things that unify all of us.

If you are experiencing loneliness, there are a handful of things you can do, such as:

1) Exercise.

2) Join a class or a club.

3) Volunteer your time.

4) Find support.

5) Reach out and strengthen existing relationships.

6) Adopt a pet.

7) Practice self-care.

Seeking support and advice from professionals and loved-ones is nothing to be ashamed of. 

Coping with Stress

Regardless of whether you work full-time, part time, as a volunteer or you simply look after a loved one, being a carer can be extremely stressful.Over time, stress can chip away at your mental health, physical health and general well-being. That is why it’s important to seek help, advice and discover new techniques to manage stress.

Self-esteem and Wellness

Your self-esteem and wellness is directly connected to your daily life. Thankfully, there are steps you can follow to improve your self esteem and to maintain a positive mindset:

It sounds simple, but be kind to yourself.

Identify and challenge any negative beliefs.

Take steps to improve your physical health.

Take on a new challenge.

Step outside your comfort zone - it can help.

What to do if you're struggling

If you are struggling, we would strongly encourage you to reach out and speak with someone. From a friend, a family member, work colleagues, or a professional, there are resources available.

 

Samaritanshttps://www.samaritans.org

Mindhttps://www.mind.org.uk/

Make yourself a priority

You are a priority, and you should take time to take care of yourself. For a majority of people, exercise is extremely beneficial and can significantly improve your overall health. You will thrive in your career and personal life when you make yourself and your health a priority.

Everybody's form of self-care looks different. Whether you are working out home or at your local gym, save on health & fitness with your teachers discount!

 Financial Support

For many, seeking financial advice and support can be a daunting experience. However, there are numerous organisations that can help you, so don’t be afraid to reach out.

Are you wondering what you could be entitled to? Why not find out more about carer benefits?

Are you looking to seek help? You can learn more about how to claim benefits.

Learn more about how you can get help for equipment for your caring role!

Have a read of our blogs...

We’ve set up support for carers so you can find relevant and new information on many areas. Have a read of our new and exciting blogs below.

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