The A to Z of Carers


Hope you like reading my blog posts and if this is the first time you have managed to visit, welcome.  It has been a while since I did a post about carers and I just recently made a video regarding the world of carers or perhaps what we could call mental health carers, those being carers who look after someone suffering mental distress or worse a severe mental health condition.

If I wanted to wrap up the world of a carer, then I would do an A to Z to make it as simple as possible.  I got my inspiration to do this off some YouTube videos I watched from Amanda Throught, who did an A to Z of dementia carers.  Here is one of her videos below.

It was only a matter of time before I thought to myself, why should I not try and do an A to Z of carers.  Unfortunately it was not as easy as I had imagined.  I must have spent up till 3 in the morning trying to work out how to related each different letter towards the world of a carer.

I came up with the following.

A is for adversity
B is for Being there
C is for Carer
D is for Decisions
E is for Excuses
F is for foresight
G is for Guilt
H is for Hospital
I is for Isolation
J is for Job
K is for Knowledge
L is for Love
M is for mental health carer
N is for Noticing
O is for Options
P is for Psychiatrists
Q is for Querying
R is for Regret
S is for suffering
T is for therapy
U is for unpaid
V is for vigilance
W is for Worry
X is for Xtra care
Y is for You
Z is for Zero

Usually my videos are very long, but I tried very hard to keep this video to around 15 minutes. Feel free to watch the explanation I give each of the letters in the video I have produced.