Hi everyone. Welcome to another one of my carer videos. Although my videos are mainly there to raise awareness of mental health and mental health carers, I hope all who view them find such videos educational. As a note, a carer is someone unpaid who is caring for a relative, friend or neighbour. Carers usually care for someone who is unable to care for themselves and they do not have to suffer old age difficulties.
I have decided to exercise my carers voice and produce 10 tips for mental health staff to take note of when working with carers. These are free for mental health professionals to explore and I have tried to keep them close to some of the aspects on Triangle of care from Carer’s Trust, which is an amazing piece of strategy geared towards supporting mental health carers.
Welcome to another blog post by Matthew Mckenzie, a carer over in the south of London. Around late November 2016, I did a video to help promote “Carers Rights day”. I have also been meaning to write up about the video in my blogsite, but never had gotten around to it. I must admit that I have been rather busy, mainly raising awareness of carers.