carerslife Photos & Videos

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Helping someone in need can be as simple as collecting their mail... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When a health crisis strikes and hospital life becomes the norm, remembering to do some of life's more mundane tasks is a challenge (You might even offer to sort and prioritise so that they only need to deal with the essentials).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Think differently about how you can support someone doing it tough. ❤✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ www.gathermycrew.org.au⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #helproster #gathermycrew #weallneedhelpsometimes #community #cancercaregiver #canceraustralia #cancercare #preemiebaby #cysticfibrosis #mnd #strokesurvivor #braincancer #caraccident #stroke #dialysislife #kidneyhealth #strokefdn #transplantaus #organdonor #strokerecovery #diabeteslife #multiplesclerosis #multiplebirth #preemie #cancersurvivor #carers #strokerecovery #carerslife #griefsupport #cysticfibrosisawareness

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Visit our new shiny website - click the link in our bio!

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Cheeky little break at work..... lets go see some ducks! Showing the newbie how it’s done

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Getting all my ducks in a row 🦆 😎☀️

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Obsessive- compulsive disorder (OCD) has two main parts; obsessions and compulsions. . You might find that sometimes your obsessions and compulsions are manageable and other times they may make your day to day life really difficult. . Many people find it hard to talk about OCD as they may worry people won't understand, but here at St Albans we offer a warm and friendly space where you can make connections with people with similar or shared experiences. . When: 3rd Thursday of every month at 6-7.30pm. Where: 11 Hatfield Rd, St Albans. Contact: 01727 865070 . . #mindinmidherts #hertfordshire #ocd #ocdawareness #ocdrecovery #supportgroup #stalbans #stalbanslife #stalbanscity #carers #carerslife #carersuk #mentalhealth #mentalhealthservices #mentalhealthmatters #supportnetwork

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Making Music in Ilkeston We have been having some fun at Coppice and Oakside recently, making music - Irish music to be more precise. Lots of different instruments and loads of laughs were had by everyone who took part. Music is such a great way of stimulating the senses, encouraging movement and sound and also creating hand eye coordination. We certainly had a great time getting musical! www.unitedhealth.co.uk #Carehome #Care #Music #Movement #Caring #carehome #carehomes #carehomesuk #carehomelife #carehomeactivities #care #carerslife #carers #carersuk #music #musical #musician #musiclovers

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Vitamin D is made naturally by our bodies upon exposure to UVB rays. It’s also found in small amounts in foods such as fatty fish, fish liver oil, and eggs.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Especially in winter, we are all at risk of Vitamin D deficiency due to reduced exposure. Low Vitamin D levels have been linked to certain cancers (including colon, breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer), whilst other studies have found that higher Vitamin D levels are associated with a reduced risk of colon and rectal cancers.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⠀ Tips on how to increase your Vitamin D levels:⁣⠀ Eat your lunch outside on a park bench on sunny days⁣⠀ Take a quick walk on your lunch or morning/afternoon breaks⁣ (as you warm up, take off your jacket and expose your arms to the sun)⠀ ⠀ Eat tuna, mackerel, and other fatty fish regularly⠀ ⁣⠀ Even with adequate sun exposure, supplementation of Vitamin D may be required to ensure you don’t become deficient. Our Naturopaths have experience assessing Vitamin D status - so why not book a consult with one of them now! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ .⁣⠀ .⁣⠀ .⁣⠀ .⁣⠀ #miog #integrativeoncology #naturopathy #naturopath #melbournenaturopath #cancernaturopath #cancerhealth #cancerresearch #chemotherapy #functionalmedicine #integrativecare #education #cancereducation #research #evidencebased #melbourne #oncologymassage #cancermassage #myotherapy #remedialmassage #mindfulness #psychology #cancercaregiver #canceraustralia #cancercare #cancersurvivor #carers #carerslife #griefsupport

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⭐️ GIVING MONDAY ⭐️ Our end of financial year Appeal is going up a level! Donate any amount on Monday 24th June and we will add your name to our SJI 100 Hearts Wall! Help us smash our goal. It’s all to be used to provide services and support to Carers. Donations over $2 are tax deductible 💛 Bring on Monday! . . #autismawareness #autismcarers #autism #children #families #carers #carerslife #carerssupport #donate #impact #charity #taxdeductions #supportlocal #spectrumjourneys #chirnsidepark @molly_rally

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Posted @withrepost @mindfulnessmerseyside Places still available on @liverpoolcarerscentre 'mindfulness for carers' course starting on Friday 21st June @local_solutions 1.00-2.00pm. . . You need to be registered with Liverpool Carers to qualify for a place. Call them on 0151 705 3208 for details 😊 . . #mindfulness #mindfulnesscourse #mindfulnessforcarers #carerslife #caringforcarers #liverpoolcarers #learntorelax #howtodestress #findpeace #buildresilience #mentalhealth #wellbeing

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In 2 weeks time (give or take a day) is my husband's last day at work. He's been forced to take a redundancy package.. Which is kinda of the last thing you want at age 53 & precludes him from working in the only sector he's qualified for at least 48 months. Interesting times are ahead. There's several potential forks in this road and I have stuff all say in anything while I check out all the options. So for now I turn to the library and try to figure out how to reduce costs even more. It's a necessary task regardless of what road I end up taking. #options #tryingtobeproductive #positivethinking #frugalliving #carerslife #yetanotherroadblock #wellplayeduniverse #queserasera #fml

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💛 W A R R I O R W E D 💛 ⠀⠀ For part deux of #warriorwednesday for #chromosomedisorderawarenessweek , I should like to do a special shout out to two other warriors who help us on our journey with Marigold. . Our very dear @nodandsmileme was Marigold’s carer for several years until she started school recently. She laminated her way into our lives with her colourful resources and her wonderful creative and imaginative approach to therapy and we still miss her! But we know she is still there supporting us and we will make that meet up happen soon. . We have been so very lucky to have @lucy_odonovan28 slip into her place to help us in the week. Lucy comes every Tuesday and Wednesday and fills the house with love and laughter. Her passion for the seeing ability not the disability is infectious and I am in awe of this incredibly sorted, intelligent and dedicated young woman who is going to go so far in life. Lucy we are so very lucky to have you! Thank you for all your love and care. . One of the silver linings of needing a carer for your child is meeting these amazing people. Thank you to our special warriors. . . . . . #warriorwednesday #uniquecharity #carers #carerslife #teamzebedee #zebedeemanagement #zebedeemodel #marigoldmaisie #trisomy3q11mosaicism #rarechromosomedisorder #rarechromo #thisgirlcan #disabilityadvocate #disabilityblogger #disabilityinclusion #abilitynotdisability #raresyndrome #specialneeds #learningdisability #geneticdisorder #dontdissmyability #globaldevelopmentdelay #seemyability #ipreview via @preview.app

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If we dont tell people what we need - how can we expect them to know? Even those closest to us may not know the best way to offer support. After all, they are not walking in our shoes... We need to let them know EXACTLY how they can help (even if it feels difficult to do). It will make them feel better knowing they are providing the care you really need... and not just another bunch of flowers. ❤⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ www.gathermycrew.org.au⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #helproster #gathermycrew #weallneedhelpsometimes #cancercaregiver #canceraustralia #cancercare #preemiebaby #cysticfibrosis #mnd #strokesurvivor #braincancer #caraccident #stroke #dialysislife #kidneyhealth #strokefdn #transplantaus #organdonor #strokerecovery #diabeteslife #multiplesclerosis #multiplebirth #preemie #cancersurvivor #carers #strokerecovery #carerslife #griefsupport #cysticfibrosisawareness

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UPLIFT JUNE 2019 😃 Check your emails or grab it at the link in bio.  In this edition:  - Mountain Bike Trail - this Saturday 22nd! - Enter the giveaway to win an iPad - Young Carer Bursary Program - Orienteering and Games Day - Express your interest in the upcoming Wee Jasper & Snow Camp - ZIRK Circus Day & Bowling - Resume Writing and Interview Skills - Startup Skills V2.0

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🖤 Siblings of special needs are the wisest individuals I know, their integrity and intuition is spot on. They are often pushed into the background as the needs of the other child takes over and as a lone parent witnessing this journey for your other child and knowing that you are utterly helpless about doing anything about it has been the hardest thing ever. But I’ve spent years telling him that the world is his oyster when he is ready, and he’s there now as he explores his own independence. I’m so proud of him. My youngest, I salute you. 🖤 #siblings #siblingsofspecialneedskids #youngcarers #youngcarersawareness #sonslife #brothers #carerslife #autism #autismmom #singlemum #stickynotesoflife #presentmomentreminder #keepitreal 💯 #writersofinstagram # #autismlife #parenting #loneparenting #autismawareness #specialneeds #specialneedsmoms #specialneedsparenting #blackandwhite #photosofinstagram #writing #carerslife #oldpictures #yearsago #memoriess #mentalhealth #mentalheathawareness 🖤

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Just a quick insight into the changes that have happened alllll because of shitttttting Motor Neurone Disease! I’ve gone from making lesson plans for school to a carers schedule and checklist for my Dad for when he looses his voice in the very short future. He is incredibly scared and feels vulnerable to being forgotten and something missed. So we as a family are doing everything we can to try and ease his anxieties and put things in place so each person who cares for Dad can be fully aware of his specific needs. It’s just madness how quickly this disease has taken all our lives from us. But the saddest most obvious thing is something I keep forgetting and then remembering again. One day this will all end and I won’t be a carer anymore and we won’t have ceiling hoists in our house and we won’t drive a van and I won’t be a non qualified nurse / carer .. but that day will only come when daddy leaves us. And trust me when I say I cannot get used to that feeling. So instead of stressing about that I am trying to live in the moment and do as we say, and live every second #everyproseccondcounts Has anyone else had any experience with caring for others with non verbal communication but also quadriplegic...? - - - #care #day #life #mnd #mnda #teammnd #schedule #carerslife #awareness #terminal #illness #medication #excel #changes #world #ill #disease #thoughts #inspo #daddy #family

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It’s been a hard days night and I’ve been working like a dog 🎼 so I need a G&T soaking up the last rays in the garden. 🙄And I bought myself this T Shirt in the hope that the words ‘be yourself and you can be anything’ are true and I can become a better carer! Because I have to tell you it’s definitely not my forte! #carerslife #carersarethesaltoftheearth #caringheart

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In this month's issue of Simply You magazine, brave wife Alison shares the story of how she became her husband's carer when he was suddenly struck down with an illness that would change both of their lives permanently. Are you also a carer? Read Alison's top tips of what helped her in our mag today! If you want to share a similar story with Simply You magazine, email inbox @simplyyoumagazine.co.uk 📧📧📧 #carer #caregiver #carersuk #carersweek2019 #carersweek # #carerslife #encephalitissurvivor #encephalitisawareness

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🖤 🌿 I’m a woman in my own right. I’m a female in my own right. I can do anything I want within my own right. I also have the power to control my thoughts, emotions and rational thinking’s. I like this suppository of aging wisdom as it creeps on through, I like the stability this gives me. A positive outlook with a busy attitude is the real tonic behind those falling years, make it work. Don’t squander any longer in that self doubt within. Hop out.. Love from Me. Mum. Carer. Disputer. Sister. Daughter. Lover. Despiser. Whatever. I don’t give a fuck as I sail through my forties latter. I am me. And I like me. Power to the control of a positive mind.. 🖤 #presentmomentreminder #singlemum #autism #loneparenting #autismmom #carer #carerslife #womenpower #mum #forties #1971 #writersofinstagram #mentalhealth #mentalhealthiswealth #quirky #oddbod #standard #writers #writerssoul #feminism #mylife #cannabisgirl #cannabis #cannabisculture #anxiety #beatanxiety #stopsquandering 🖤

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🥰 RULE NO. 1 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just heard on the radio that the number of young people suffering from #mentalhealth problems has gone up from 1 in 10 to 1 in 8.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To be honest, with what’s going on in the political world right now, climate crisis, cuts in youth & MH services & #socialmedia pressures, I’m not surprised. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So be kind. To yourself, to your loved ones, to everyone you meet. You never know what internal battles they might be facing, even if they look like they’re holding it together from the outside. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To the people in my life suffering right now: know I’m always here for you 🗣📲 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To the one who’s no longer here, rest easy mate 🙏🏼 . . . #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #bipolar #endthestigma #timetochange #posttraumaticstressdisorder #ptsd #depression

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It is National Carers Week 2019! 💙 If you are a carer or know a carer who could use a helping hand or a support system then please join our Carers Alliance (in partnership with the Runnymede Medical Practice). Our Carers Alliance has connections with local GPs, Social Prescribers, Action For Carers and The Village Centre Manager. Help us know how we can better help you. #thevillagecentre #englefieldgreen #communitymatters #carersweek #carersalliance #carers #carerslife #carersuk #carerssupport #surreymum #surreymums #surreylife #surreykids #surreymummy #carersmatter

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**FINAL WINNER ANNOUNCED** . We're excited to announce our final winner of our Carers Week celebration - where we recognise and celebrate the amazing work that carers do 🙂 . Our third and final winner is Claire @darciesvoice_autism_mamma - mum to Darcie who is a fantastic advocate for her girl 🙌 . Well done Claire, enjoy your prize! . A big thank you to everyone who nominated someone who they felt deserved to be recognised for the caring work that they do. We picked our three winners at complete random - all of the entries were heartwarming to read and bought to life the day-to-day selfless acts of kindness so many of you do for the ones you love 💛 . Happy Carers Week everyone!

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After days of rain finally some sunshine! Drove a few minutes down the road from my current client to this gorgeous pebble beach for some vitamin D and a mood boost. It always surprises me how much my mood can be affected by the weather especially while at a clients. It's important in a care profession to look after your own mental well being. It not only affects you but also your work. So take time for yourselves my lovelies, in whatever form that you need. Be it an hour in the sun on the beach or five minutes with your head on your desk to recentre yourself. Take time, take care and love yourself! Also I know it's Britain but seriously WHERE'S MY SUNSHINE!?!?!?! #carerslife #liveincare #sunshine #pebblebeach #sads #mentalhealthawareness #britishsunshine #nofilter

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Are you a carer and in need of some support? Please visit our website or get in touch today on 0800 7359404 (free). A few words from a client about Mind Jersey’s Family and Carer Support Service: “The Service provided is excellent. The staff and volunteers we encounter through our dealings with Mind are always kind, understanding and professional. Carers are listened to and generally given supportive feedback and advice when needed. The recent introduction of professional speakers at monthly carers meeting are an interesting, informative and welcome addition.” - carer #mentalhealthcharity #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #carer #carersweek #carerslife #supportyourfriends #support

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It’s day 4 of our Carers Stories in 100 Objects and today we’re sharing Bett’s story, which is all about her life as a carer. It is a moving account of her life, but also very inspiring. #carersstoriesin100objects Bett is the lady with the trolley in this pic, and she loves to walk. So this week being #CarersWeek it is also a important reminder about carers being the heroes who quietly get on supporting our society. Our stepping out walks bring a welcome respite from their everyday lives. Click the link in our bio to read Bett’s inspirational story. . . . . . . #carers #carersuk #carerslife #heroes #caring #instawalk #walkingforhealth #health #carerstrust #hertfordshire #hertfordshirelife #ramblersgb #sportsengland #support #funwalks #fun #sociable #instaphoto #instapic #instacountryside #countrysidewalk #outdoors #walkforlife #thursdaymotivation #thursdaythoughts #thursday #walking #thankyouthursdays

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If you have read my blog post from this week, you’ll know exactly how I feel about the narrative of this Carer’s Week being that ‘we need to remember self care’. . Well yes. Most of us haven’t actually forgotten. We’re just buried under a volcano that won’t stop retching lava out of its spout. Just when you think the furious flow of appointments and reviews, reports and form filling might be stemming, out it blurts again on and off sporadically for EVER. Carers have no control over this. It’s constant, unrelenting and the deadlines are never our own. . We already know that in the workplace, it is that very type of ‘out of control’ over-work of people that creates burnout. A dangerous condition that has at last been recognised as a serious syndrome by the World Health Organisation. . And yet our institutions and support systems are creating the very conditions that contribute to burnout, for those most vulnerable to it. Carers. . The mental load put upon parent carers by our education, health and social care systems is elephantine and unnecessarily oppressive. I’ve written in my blog post about how this could be made so much easier. . That alone would free up what is often most significant in influencing parent carers’ wellbeing - our time. Time that we can spend doing things we love, with the people that we love. And I know I want to do more of that 🧡. . If you’re a parent carer, what would you like to spend time doing more of? (Mine’s a day on a Cornish beach with this lot, every time. Also, see ‘sleep’ 🤣). . And how could local authorities, health, social care and education lighten the load for you? . #carersweek #parentcarers #meetthesenparent #carerslife #carers #wellbeing #carermentalhealth #burnout #burnoutprevention #lightentheload

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