Signs that a carer may need help

Be aware of signs that a carer may need help:

  • When the care role is impacting on their own health.
  • If they feel they may have to give up work or other activities to care full time.
  • Emotional signs which can include – stress, depression, irritability, frustration, loneliness and isolation.
  • Physical signs such as – back pain, poor sleep, cancelling their own health appointments, fatigue.
  • If the carer has a long-term condition themselves.