29-01-2020 12:55 PM - edited 30-01-2020 10:30 AM
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25-02-2020 06:59 PM - edited 25-02-2020 07:01 PM
Hey crew! Welcome to tonight's Topic Tuesday on dealing with loneliness and social isolation as carers. Before we kick off, an extra special welcome to those members who wanted a reminder of tonight's event @Sophia1 @S1304 @Laeticia63 @Determined @Shaz51 👋👋👋
It’s a no brainer that being a carer can sometimes feel very emotionally isolating. Sometimes we have a bit to navigate through in supporting those with complex mental health issues, at times it feels as though time itself does not allow for extra curricular events, hobbies or meet ups.
Tonight we will be focusing on strategies and discussions around how to empower ourselves again, caring for ourselves and fulfilling our own desires whilst also supporting our loved ones ❤️
I am going to allow a few minutes for people to settle in and say hello - then we shall kick off with question 1!
25-02-2020 07:07 PM
Hey @Shaz51 ! Welcome. Thanks for tagging fellow forum members
25-02-2020 07:09 PM
25-02-2020 07:09 PM
Hey @Darcy Welcome! Great to have you here
25-02-2020 07:11 PM
Hey there @ontheborder thanks so much for joining tonight's online event. We will start our discussion points soon, feel free to join in or read along I hope the chat here tonight is helpful for you 😊
25-02-2020 07:16 PM
Alrighty crew, kicking off with question one
Focusing first on connection. What are some ways you stay connected with others about your role as a carer? For some it may be confiding in a friend, attending support groups (or even our forums!). What provides you comfort in reaching out for support? 💜
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