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Contact your GP

In the first instance we would advise you contact your GP if you are seeking health advice. Even if you GP is not best placed to provide you with what you need, they will know who to refer you to in almost all cases.

You’ll find lots more information on the NHS 111 Wales website:NHS 111 Wales – Living and Feeling Well : Carers

Looking after your mental health

It’s perfectly normal to feel like things are a little chaotic at times, but there’s lots that you can do to help you feel calmer and more in control.

Although it’s natural to feel anxious about everything at times, there are lots of really simple, positive steps you can take which will help you feel a whole lot better.

Self-care isn’t selfish

If you’re used to taking care of somebody else then you might not always put your needs first.

That’s okay for a little while, but if you keep forgetting to take care of you then there’s a chance you’ll end up ‘burning out’. There are some very basic things you can do, most of them you probably already know!

It might seem boring but these simple things can have a BIG impact on how you feel:


This is very straightforward and we all know we should do it, but if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed then going back to the basics can definitely help.

Get your 5 a day

Get the sleep you need

Drink plenty of water

Rest – especially if you’re doing a lot for someone else


If you’re feeling a bit out of control and need a quick fix, then taking 5-minutes to focus on your breathing can make a big difference.


This isn’t as easy as it sounds. Carers often feel anxious and relaxing isn’t always something that comes naturally. But help is at hand. Sometimes guided meditations and mindfulness can help you unwind. Here’s a simple 3-minute meditation that’s worth trying.

Dealing with change 

Sometimes we feel totally fine and in control when things change, but other times we may end up getting worked up and stressed. The Public Health Wales website shares tips, techniques and advice to help you deal with difficult circumstances  Mental Health Support – Public Health Wales (


Sleep affects your mind and body more than you might think, so it’s very important to do your best to have a healthy sleep pattern. Find out what you lose when you don’t get the sleep your body needs, and how to make sure you get enough sleep Getting enough sleep | Carers UK

Wellbeing App

Headroom is a BBC website which brings together a wide selection of videos, podcasts and articles to help us relax and feel more positive.

It’s effectively a toolkit of wellbeing tips set within a landscape of relaxing and inspiring music, along with audio programmes to lift people’s mood and calm our nerves.

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