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Distance Caring

If you live across town, across the country, or across the world from someone who needs your help, here are ideas to bridge the distance. By Beatrice Hale

Caring at a distance involves two places: where you live, and where whoever needs your support lives. Ten to one these days you are living in another town, maybe even another country, and there is physical distance between you and the person who relies on you.

First things first for those of us caring at a distance: ourselves. Often we have to deal with guilt-inducing whispers from the past.

Supporting a Friend Through Tough Times

SupportingAFriendHow can a young person can help a friend or family member who is going through a difficult life situation? 

Caring For You

Supporting Someone With Diabetes

Do you have diabetes, or support someone who has the condition? Here are tips to ensure good times without compromising good health. By Gail Ellison

Over the past 55 years, since I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, I have been advised to eat a variety of restricted ‘diets', so you can imagine my delight when the rules were relaxed somewhat to give me more leeway in my choices.

Supporting Someone Who Has Depression?

FingerFamilyCaring for a family or whanau member who has depression can be very hard - and it is important to keep yourself well, especially if you are supporting someone who has severe depression. 

It’s important to find ways of getting time out for yourself and to feel okay about this.

It’s not uncommon for a carer to experience anger, guilt or fear.

CaringBridge: Bringing People Together During Any Health Event

CaringBridgeCaringBridge is a free service friends, whānau, and family can use to stay in close touch during any type of health event. 

How Carers NZ can help

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