We all get stressed. The question is: what do you do about it? It matters because if we don’t release stress, it can turn into something more serious. This year, one in four of us will develop a mental health problem. That is odds of 3 to 1; or about the same as France or Germany winning the Euro 2016 football. In other words, it’s likely to happen sooner or
A guest blog from Val Hewison at Carers Leeds June 6th to the 12th is Carers Week. A week where we focus on the essential role that families and friends have in providing care and support to others who have an illness or disability. I often wonder why we need awareness days and weeks for a particular cause, if we have too many do they lose their impact? Should not
In the second of our blog posts for Dementia Awareness Week 2016, a carer talks about his family's experiences from the time of their father's diagnosis with dementia to the time of his death. My father was diagnosed with Dementia/Alzheimer in 2001, we as a family didn't really know what this meant. Our beloved father passed away 5 years ago. Before the diagnosis, both the doctors and us thought dad
Kirren Rathor from BBC Asian Network talks to Sikh Elders Service Staff about their work to reduce loneliness by matching volunteers with older people in the community. You can also listen to this on the BBC website.
This piece was originally published as a guest blog on the Bayford Foundation's website in July 2014. However the tips from our Positive Care Programme staff are just as relevant this year. The schools are breaking up and children’s excitement is mounting at having 6 whole weeks without school. But what about the parents? For some the summer holidays can be stressful, exhausting – and expensive. Have a plan of