Category Archives: Caring Hints & Tips

My ideas to help carers to help in their caring role

Carers rights day 2016

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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.

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New podcasts released

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Hello Everyone, It has been a while since I have last done some blogging.  I have been fairly busy, but as you might already know.  I have a new podcast channel and have made some podcasts regarding carers.

I usually try and release a podcast once a week, especially on weekends.  I am hoping to push this to twice a week and if I am lucky, I ll try get some interviews in and guest podcasters.  As for now, my main focus is blogging and trying to compile new videos off my YouTube channel.

 

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Carers Rights Day 2015

Hello again and welcome to another blog post from Mental Health Carer Matthew Mckenzie. As of this blog post, today is Carers Rights day 2015. The theme for carers rights day 2015 is “Looking after someone”.

However what is Carers Rights day all about?

Basically a carer is someone who is looking after someone and I mean not a professional paid carer, but those who are unpaid and are not always receiving the support that can be so desperately needed.

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Carer Networking in the UK

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Being a carer can be so isolating, especially if you are new to the caring world. Be it if you are caring for someone suffering chronic physical problems or mental health issues, you need to devote time and energy into caring for them.

Carers UK National Summit is fast approaching and takes place on the 26th of November 2015. Unfortunately if you are reading this blog post a few days before then it could be difficult to attend the Carers UK summit, but before I go into more detail about Carer Networking. What is Carers UK all about?

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Don’t be pushed away as a Mental Health carer

20141107_143004_2For those who are caring for someone suffering mental health problems, be it addictions, a form of psychosis, Compulsive disorders, serve depression and so on. This blog post is mainly for you.

As mental health carers we are often on the border line. If you are a mental health carer, you want to do what is right for whoever you care for. Sometimes Mental Health carers can find themselves being pushed out. Sometimes mental health carers are left being isolated. Sometimes mental health carers are ignored or bullied.

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Carers Week 2015 – Building carer friendly communities

Matthew Mckenzie (2)This blog post centres on carers week 2015, which runs from 8-14 of June. Carers week occurs each year raising awareness of carers or care givers. Carers week in the UK also has many supporters and collaborators ranging from CarersUK, Carerstrust, Macmillian Cancer support, AgeUK, Sainsbury and so on.

If you ever happen to visit the Carers Week website, feel free to make a pledge on
their pledge wall.

The cost of caring

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There are many carers and organisations that have contributed to carers week
2015, I as a mental health carer I feel I should at least add some of my own views.
Interestingly enough I have noticed that the theme of Carers Week 2015 is on building carer friendly communities and of course this is a good thing. There are in the UK around 6.5 million carers. It is a fact that Carers provide help, support and care not only to family members, but also to close friends or neighbours. Without that much needed support from carers in the UK, then the UK’s National Health Service would collapse.

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