27-06-2019 02:19 PM - edited 14-08-2019 11:21 AM
In this Topic Tuesday we will be looking at what it’s like to care about someone in your life, even if you aren’t a carer or do not identify as a carer. Maybe your friend is going through a tough time with their mental health and you want to help them? Maybe a family member is struggling and you want to support them as much as you can. We will cover things like how to have a supportive conversation with someone, what can you do if someone doesn’t want help. For those carers that are a bit more informed on these things – please do join us and share your experiences and insights as we knowledge share throughout the night too!
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20-08-2019 07:00 PM
Tonight we are talking about caring about people or a person in your life. Here in the carers side of our forum, many people come through for support and advice but not everyone necessarily is or identifies as a carer. You could be a family member helping your child through a tricky time, you could be a co-worker of someone you are concerned about. Or maybe you do identify as a carer looking after your partner. The common factor is caring. So tonight, I’ll share some prompting questions to get a conversation flowing for us to share our insights. These events are great opportunities to learn from each other as we go!
To start things off, can you tell me what brought you here tonight or got you interested in this topic?
20-08-2019 07:05 PM
20-08-2019 07:06 PM
@Lauz , hello here caring for my husband and mum
20-08-2019 07:06 PM
Hello @outlander - thanks for joining tonight 😊
20-08-2019 07:06 PM
I have an adult daughter diagnosed with bipolar 2 and would like to know more about how to assist her to manage her life with this condition, having searched unsuccessfully for support groups for people in my position.
20-08-2019 07:07 PM
20-08-2019 07:09 PM
Hi I’m not sure if I am in the right place
it’s my first time in the forum
20-08-2019 07:10 PM - edited 20-08-2019 07:11 PM
Welcome @Shaz51 and welcome to the forums @Louis41 great to have you join us for tonight! Its wonderful that you are looking at ways to support your daughter. While we may not be going into details of what to do for specific diagnosis, we will be covering really helpful ways to support loved ones which will hopefully be useful for you and everyone. If you feel you want some more support and advice after the event please feel free to start a thread in the forums and share your story with us as well ☺️
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