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Talking to others

Talking to others

This can help relieve the stress and isolation you may be feeling. Family, friends and your medical and social care team can all listen to you. It can be helpful and reassuring to speak to others who know what you're going through because it's happening to them too.

Other carers can make you feel less isolated and offer:

  • compassion
  • understanding
  • advice

You can meet other carers through carers' centres, and support organisations, like:

There are organisations for specific conditions, like Macmillan Cancer Support and the Multiple Sclerosis Society, who can offer support via local groups. Most of these organisations offer support over the phone and give you advice online.

The information was last updated on: 8th September 2020


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