Support for carers

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded – Maya Angelou

The number one thing caregivers can do for other caregivers is to say ‘you are not alone’ CG

Care flows naturally if the “self” is widened and deepened so that protection of free Nature is felt and conceived as protection of ourselves … Just as we need not morals to make us breathe … so if your “self” in the wide sense embraces another being, you need no moral exhortation to show care. – Arne Naess

There are only four types of people in the world – those who have been caregivers – those who are currently caregivers – those who will be caregivers – those who will need caregivers –  Rosalynn Carter

A large proportion (20%) of the local population are unable to work through mental/physical illness and disability; in addition 10% are unpaid carers. Alongside the numbers of paid and professional carers it is clear that this is a very large number of individuals.  Common Ground is offering an innovative approach to helping carers identify and fulfil more of their own needs.   We see a place for nature-based reflective practice that uses established techniques from ecopsychology.

This group is being formed to provide a place where carers can come and gain support in a professionally facilitated, confidential and compassionate way. The group will meet fortnightly providing ongoing peer and professional reflection. It will be a space to share difficult feelings, to experience feedback and encouragement.

To show your interest in this low-cost group and make it happen for yourself and/or others please either comment below or go to the Registration of Interest form — dates will be published later.

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