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If Abuse, Neglect or Violence happen, by Tricia Hendry

by Editor

Sadly, there can be instances when abuse, neglect, or violence happens to vulnerable people.

Time for You!

My days are busy and often stressful, and usually I enjoy exercise alone as an opportunity to think or clear my mind, says Louise Inglis.

While caring for my disabled son has many rewarding moments, it can also be physically demanding, emotionally draining, and time-consuming. This is true for many family carers supporting others, as well as for those who are self-managing their own health or disability needs. We get tired. We get sick. We have to carry on.

Advice: Give Yourself A Break

If you support an older family member, do you know how New Zealand’s respite system works? Do you know what kinds of time out are available? How do you organise…

Daisy

Advice: Carer Burnout

Often we don’t even recognise the symptoms of burnout. Sometimes family carers become so stressed they lose perspective and do not realise they are no longer coping. Carer burnout is…

RedPhone

Life Coach: Kiwi Heroines!

When Family Care and Carers NZ offered a free hour of life coaching with Richard Blakeborough, he was swamped with requests, mainly from women providing care and support for others.…

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