Wellbeing is different to everybody but it can include physical and mental health, feeling safe and reaching your potential.
If caring is having a negative impact on your own wellbeing, then you're not alone as many other carers will be having similar experiences. Whether it be because of physical strains of your particular caring role, lack of sleep, or the worry of seeing a loved one who is ill.
There is though support to help improve and maintain your wellbeing. As it is a very individual term not everything will work for you but hopefully we will be able to support you in improving your own health and wellbeing in a way that works for you.
All of our services are designed to help improve your wellbeing. This may range from speaking to other people in similar situations, going for a relaxing swim, or getting a short break away from your caring role.
We have put together several support planning tools which can be downloaded here. There are many tools and not all of them will be for you but hopefully some will be relevant to your situation. These are designed to allow you to focus your thoughts on one particular area of your life such as your support networks, your own health or your own finances. By focusing your thoughts in this way it is hoped that you'll be able to find solutions in areas that were previously very confusing.
If you are unsure about what services will work for you, we can arrange a Carers Assessment and Support Plan which will look at your individual situation.
Needs & Aspirations is a project facilitated by Nene Valley Community Action (NVCA). This project gives a wide range of activities for Carers both training and leisure.Read more
Mindfulness involves learning how to meditate and breathing exercises that can help if you are in a stressful caring situation.Read more
Learn relaxation techniques to continue with at home, have a nice relaxing Reiki Treatment, which is a Japanese technique for stress reduction that promotes healing and well being.Read more
We provide a peer support service to Carers who may need a little bit of extra support for a short time. All of our peer support workers are or have been Carers themselves so they have a good understanding with a lot of the issues that Carers may face – they may also have faced similar experiences themselves.Read more
Northamptonshire Carers have purchased a number of memberships around the county, including swimming, jacuzzi, steam rooms, specialist activity classes etc. in various leisure centres, health clubs and hotels.Read more