I need some emotional support
Sometimes, caring can feel overwhelming, challenging and isolating. Sometimes, it can bring about feelings such as guilt or sadness. Sharing those feelings and speaking to someone who will listen can go a long way in addressing any caring-related issues you may be experiencing.
The Gloucestershire Carers Hub team have been trained to help Carers going through emotional distress as a result of their caring role.
“You are not alone”
Caring can be exhausting and a 24/7 role in which many Carers can feel ground down by daily tasks. We will listen to you and try to find suggestions and solutions that are right for you. Many of the Gloucestershire Carers Hub team have lived experience as a Carer so really can understand where you are coming from.
The Gloucestershire Carers Hub has a Health and Wellbeing Service which can deliver emotional support to Carers. This can range from one-to-one Wellbeing sessions through to Counselling and an Emotional Wellbeing Pathways service for Carers who are no longer caring.
Our Health and Wellbeing Service
Our specialist Wellbeing Advisor can support you on a one-to-one basis.
You can have up to six sessions with our Advisor where you can work through goals that you would like to achieve. These sessions can be face-to-face, online or over the telephone. The sessions are weekly, encouraging you to make time for yourself on a regular basis. Our Wellbeing Advisor will discuss booking all six sessions in advance when you have initial contact with them.
Goals which you might want to set could include:
- Time for yourself
- Confidence building
- Eating better
- Prioritising yourself or tasks which you have been putting off
The above are just some of the examples which our Carers are working towards you may have your own which you would like to achieve.
Our Advisor ensures that the support which is offered to you is:
- Goal orientated – small manageable goals which are realistic to you in your caring situation
- Carer Led – Goals and tasks set will be outlined by you and what you would like to achieve by the end of the sessions
The role of the Wellbeing Advisor is to work with you to empower you to achieve your goals.
Following your sessions, you will have a three and six month follow up call with our Advisor to just check how things are.
The Health and Wellbeing service can also signpost you to a more relevant service if necessary.
To find out more contact us on 0300 111 9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org