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Mental and physical wellbeing for carers

​As a carer, it is important that you are also aware of your own physical and mental health.

Local healthy-lifestyle activities

We offer a range of local healthy-lifestyle activities to help people maintain their physical and mental health. You can be referred to these services via your GP, or you may be able to refer yourself.

Access to psychological therapies

Being a carer can be very stressful. A range of information, advice and support is available to to people who are experiencing:

  • sleep problems 

  • low mood

  • feeling down due to unemployment or difficulties at work

  • low self-esteem 

  • panic attacks 

  • sadness that won't go away 

  • excessive worrying or anxiety 

  • relationship or family problems 

  • low mood due to a medical condition for example diabetes or fatigue 

  • experience of a traumatic event 

  • difficulties adjusting to life changes 

  • loss and grief 

  • stress.

Visit the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust website for more information.