Caring & Motor Neurone Disease

What is Motor Neurone Disease? Motor neurone disease, or MND, is an umbrella term for a group of conditions that affect people’s motor neurones (or...

Organ Failure & Your Caring Role

Organ failure often brings up a lot of questions and emotions. People with these illnesses that lead to organ failure often are put through...

Living with Heart Disease

What is heart disease?             Heart disease can come in many different forms. It can arise because of blockage, heart defects, or arrhythmias. In many...

Caring for Someone with a Brain Injury

What is a brain injury? A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury that someone sustains to their brain through some sort of impact...

Caring for Someone with a Visual Impairment

What is classified as a visual impairment? People who are visually impaired typically have some a decreased ability to see. Visual impairments can be everything...

Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s is a type of physical disease that affects the brain. When a person has Alzheimer’s disease, there is an increasing...

Caring for Someone with Autism

What is autism?  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a type of developmental disorder that affects the way a person is able to communicate and interact...

Living with Cancer

What is cancer? Cancer occurs when there are an uncontrollable multiplication and division of cells in an area of the body. As the cells grow,...

Medications & Travelling Abroad

            Travelling abroad can be stressful for some, particularly when it comes to packing for the trip itself. Knowing what to bring, how much...

Maternal Mental Health

            The perinatal period is the time directly before and after giving birth. These moments can sometimes be especially difficult for new mothers. With...

Living with Alcohol Dependency

Click here to REGISTER with Suffolk Carers Matter What is alcohol dependency?             Alcohol dependency, or alcoholism, occurs when a person drinks alcohol excessively to the point where they...

Living with Agoraphobia

Click here to REGISTER with Suffolk Carers Matter What is Agoraphobia?             Someone who has agoraphobia fears open or crowded spaces because it makes them feel trapped, helpless, and...

Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Click here to REGISTER with Suffolk Carers Matter What is MS? Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disorder that affects a person’s brain and spinal cord. When a...

Nature & Your Emotional Wellbeing

Have you ever come back from a nice walk outside and felt more uplifted than when you left? It seems like when the weather...

Seasonal Allergies & Brain Fog

           It's finally spring! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are blooming. But this time of year also means...

Binge-Watchers Beware

With the ability to stream all of our favourite shows and movies anytime from the palm of our hands, its no wonder why so...

Growing Up With a Disabled Sibling

            Having a sibling who is disabled is not always easy. Whether it be the frequent appointments or the constant care and adaptations, much...

Caring When You Have OCD

What is OCD?             OCD, or Obsessive-Compulsive disorder, is a type of anxiety disorder. When someone has this disorder, they may experience obsessions, compulsions, or...

Quick Cleaning Tips for Carers

            It’s no secret that having a clean and clutter-free environment has a positive impact on people's overall health! Sometimes, though, if you are...

Bipolar Disorder

What is bipolar disorder?             Bipolar disorder is a type of mood disorder. People with the disorder have mood swings that can go from extreme...

How to Control Anger

As a carer, you are much more likely to feel stressed at times given the number of responsibilities that you have. Over time you...

How to Create a Dementia-Friendly Home

Living at home rather than in a care facility can have a very positive impact on a person who has dementia. Staying in a...

The Importance of Socialisation

            Humans are social animals. Whether you’re introverted, extroverted, or somewhere in between you still need a certain level of socialisation in life in...

Caring When You Have Parkinson’s

What is Parkinson’s?             Parkinson’s is a type of neurodegenerative condition that, due to nerve cell loss in the brain, causes a person to have...

How Meditation Can Improve Your Emotional Wellbeing

What is meditation?             Meditation involves a person focusing entirely on a particular thought, object, or action in order to train one’s consciousness and attention....

ADHD and Caring

What is ADHD?             ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a type of neurodevelopmental disorder that typically impacts children and teens. However, the symptoms of...

Stress & Its Impact on Your Physical Health

            When we hear the word stress, we more than likely start thinking about all of the effects it can have on our emotional...

World Autism Awareness Week

This week (1st-7thApril 2019) is World Autism Awareness Week. Autism can mean so many things to so many people. It is not a one size...

Migraines

What is a migraine?             Migraines are more than just typical headaches. While there is typically a severe headache involved, there is also the possibility...

Teaching menstrual health to be compulsory in schools by 2020

Sex education has been compulsory in England since 2017, but there has been a public consultation about what should be on the curriculum. As...

Hospital Admission On The Rise For Self-Harm in Children

Recent NHS figures reveal that 3,988 youngsters between the ages of nine and seventeen were taken to hospital last year with self-harm injuries. This...

Financial Stress and Struggles

What is financial stress and what causes it?             Financial stress usually arises when a person is struggling with their finances and finds it difficult...

Chronic Pain

What is Chronic Pain?             Everyone experiences pain at one point or another. While it is normal to feel pain if you are sore after...

Stress

What is stress? Stress involves mental and emotional tension or strain that results from pressures in daily life. While stress is a part...

Substance Use and Addiction

What is Substance Use and Addiction? When the weight of stress becomes too much, people sometimes will turn to things such as drugs or alcohol...

The Internet – How it can help and hurt your mental...

In today’s world, the use of the internet is all around us. With things like social media and online gaming easily available at the...

The Health Benefits of Yoga

Top 5 Health Benefits of Yoga What is yoga? Yoga is a low-impact form of exercise that involves the use of meditation, controlled breathing,...

Top Tips to Help Improve Physical Health

Sometimes it can seem impossible to keep up with your physical health, especially with all of the typical day-to-day responsibilities of being a carer....

Finding the Balance

When caring for a loved one, it can be difficult to be able to find a balance between your role as a carer and...

Insomnia

Do you have trouble falling and staying asleep at night? When you do sleep, is it of poor quality, causing you to not feel...

Burnout

Burnout Sometimes when a person is caring for someone, they may begin to put their needs aside to ensure their loved one is taken care...

Loneliness

Sometimes having time to yourself can be a great thing, but prolonged social isolation can have some very negative effects on a person. When...

Young People: Improving Your Emotional Wellbeing

Young People: Improving Your Emotional Wellbeing Growing up is difficult for many young people. With changes developmentally, physically, and emotionally it is understandable for there...

Show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day

Show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day As a carer you can become accustomed to putting your own needs aside to focus on the needs...

Depression

Depression Depression affects people in different ways and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to treating it. Sometimes you might not even be aware that you’re...

Seasonal Depression

Seasonal depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) as it is technically called, affects many individuals each year as the days grow colder and darker....

Quick and Easy Self-Care

What is self-care and why is it important? Self-care, simply put, is caring for yourself. Practicing self-care allows for a person to preserve and improve...

RED January

REDJanuary REDJanuary is a community initiative run in conjunction with MIND. The aim of the initiative is to support mental health by doing something active...

Health benefits of walking

Health benefits of walking Walking is one of the best ways to get fit. Not only is it free but you can do it any...

Stay Well This Winter- Why have the Flu jab?

Stay Well This Winter- Why have the Flu jab? There has been a big push over the last few years, in schools, GP surgeries and...