It is normal to experience a bit of stress; everyone feels it in their day-to-day lives. But when stress becomes more consistent it can begin to affect your health and wellbeing. You may not be able to significantly change the demands of your caring role, but you can look creatively at small changes which might help.
Seek support from family and friends. Slow down. Look after yourself.
There are services which can help ease stress. Carers Tasmania offers education workshops with coping strategies for carers, as well as information, emotional support, counselling all designed to give you a break.
Getting together with other carers through our Carer Support Programs can also help to ease stress as you know you aren’t alone.