25-06-2019 07:08 PM
25-06-2019 07:09 PM
That must be challenging @MrDad - its really wonderful that you have come to the forums and we look forward to your input tonight
25-06-2019 07:10 PM
25-06-2019 07:11 PM
@MrDad great you could come along, thank you.
25-06-2019 07:12 PM
For those who don't know me I support my wife who lives with BPD. We have have been married 19 years and have 3 children between 3 and 14. Our oldest has an intellectual disability.
25-06-2019 07:13 PM
Thanks, Lauz and Greg.
I am new. I found out about this forum just this morning.
I volunteer at a suicide prevention organisation and am also a carer at a mental health support organisation.
I hope to learn from others' experience and am happy to share mine where I can.
25-06-2019 07:14 PM
Hi @Determined thanks for sharing, look forward to hearing your thoughts on tonights topics
25-06-2019 07:15 PM - edited 25-06-2019 07:16 PM
Wonderful to have everyone coming through. Let's get started with our first discussion point 👍🏼
As a male caring for someone, how do you go about communicating with mates, colleagues, teachers or employers about caring responsibilities? (For those that may not be a male in a caring role, what advice do you have around this?)
25-06-2019 07:18 PM
On communication - I was never real good at this early on and still struggle in certain situations to speak up or say what I want to say. It took quiet a bit of time for me to feel comfortable and confident speaking with others about my caring roles and so I’ve found the best thing to do is be upfront and honest. It usually starts a conversation and can help others better understand you. In my experience, more often than not, people will relate to your story and share their own!
25-06-2019 07:19 PM
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