at Carers Link
Caring for someone can be very rewarding and give you a lot of happiness, but it can sometimes feel like a huge responsibility. Sometimes the sheer amount of time and energy you dedicate to caring for someone can make you forget
that you are very important too.
According to Carers Scotland 8 in 10 carers say their health is worse because of caring. Looking after your own emotional and physical health is essential if you want to get the most out of life and build the inner resources you need to help you continue with caring.
As an unpaid carer, it is important to look after your own wellbeing, so that you can continue to care if you want to. Read more to find out how Carers Link can help you maintain and improve your wellbeing
The young carer wellbeing section provides guidance on how to support your wellbeing as a young carer and information regarding support that can be offered to you as a young carer.
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