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Our network of Carer Support Managers are available to meet one-to-one with a family carer in any one of our Support Centres around the country.
Carer Support Managers can support you with specific queries relating to your caring role, advocate on your behalf or carry out an individual carer well-being review to help identify supports you may need to maintain your well-being as a carer and develop a sustainable caring routine.
If you would like to take part in a well-being review, you will have a chance to talk about how you are doing in seven different areas of your life as outlined on the Carers StarTM.
Based on this discussion, you and your Carer Support Manager will agree an action plan designed to support you to develop a sustainable care routine and to improve your overall wellbeing.
It is really important when you talk with the Carer Support Manager, you are as honest as possible, so that the actions agreed will really make a difference to you as a family carer.
Many carers find positive meaning in their caring role and with the right supports, carers can flourish. However, inconsistent and irregular support, combined with the demands of the caring role, can have a major negative impact on the emotional well-being and mental health of a family carer.
Family Carers Ireland can offer access to counselling free of charge for carers in need of this type of support. The counselling service can be accessed through speaking to one of our Carer Support Managers.