Why join a carer support group?
If you feel isolated or need help coping, joining a carer support group might be a good option. What is spoken about in each group is confidential so you can feel comfortable to discuss personal situations. Being part of a group can help you feel understood. The right group can give you practical and emotional support, allowing you to share experiences with others who may be having similar experiences. It can be good to talk to people who have shared similar experiences. Joining a group may also help you to:
- Discover new information
- Participate in training and capacity building workshops
- Join in activities
- Go on relaxing outings
- Advocate for the rights of carers and people with specific conditions
Groups are often free. They meet regularly, usually in a member’s house or public place (such as a community hall or hospital).