In the field of Adult Social Care it is very easy to get bogged down with the stress of work. Carers can get easily sucked into the lives of the people they are helping and forget to help themsleves in the process.
If you are a carer then it is most likely that you know full well how to carry out the act of self-care but it may be more the fact that you don't have the time or headspace to fit it into your daily routine. If we approach this matter from a different angle and try to address the barriers that are stopping us from doing this then we may well be able to build it into our lives as second nature. An article in the 'Happiful Magazine' has some great tips on how to do this, click here to take a look.
We can also help the people we support to take responsibility for their own health and well-being by making available to them the tools they need to do so. Skills For Care has lots of information on how to support people to carry out self care.