Talking to others
This can help relieve the stress and isolation you may be feeling. Family, friends, and your medical and social care team can all listen to you. It can be helpful and reassuring to speak to others who know what you're going through because it's happening to them too.
Other carers can make you feel less isolated and offer:
You can and meet other carers through carers' centres, and support organisations, like:
- the Carers Scotland forum
- Carers Trust Scotland
- MECOPP, supporting black and minority ethnic carers and communities
- Babble, supporing young carers
- Age Scotland, supporting older people
There are organisations for specific conditions, like Macmillan Cancer Support and the Multiple Sclerosis Society, who can offer support via local groups. Most of these organisations offer support over the phone and give you advice online.
The information was last updated on: 13th March 2017