Managing the welfare of the person you care for often means less time managing your own work/life balance, which can leave Carers feeling over stretched and under pressure. The majority of Carers struggle on alone ignoring their own needs, not even realising how their caring role has impacted on their own life.

Your wellbeing is at the heart of the sessions we run for carers. We aim firstly to encourage you to think about your own health and secondly, to enable you to build up resilience, so that you can carry on in your caring role with greater confidence if you wish to do so.

Gateshead Carers Association has worked alongside carers in Gateshead for over twenty years. We have specialist and understanding staff who are aware of the needs of carers and the challenges they face.

We run sessions for carers in informal small groups where carers can talk openly. The sessions allow you to get away from your caring role and spend time looking after yourself. The groups are made up of carers who experience similar challenges. Talking to other people who are in similar situations can be a great help when you are feeling stressed.

To book your place contact Janice Hall 0191 4900121 or [email protected]