Trusted Care Cares for our Carers – Proudly supporting the parents, partners and friends of people living with cystic fibrosis. This is an open psychosocial mental health information and awareness event targeting people who are personal carers for those living with disability and/or chronic illness. While it is hoped that in the main, carers of people with cystic fibrosis will attend, the event is not closed but rather open to anyone who performs an unpaid caring role. The aim of psychosocial activities for people in care positions is to provide support, self and community efficacy, social connectedness and importantly, hope.
The aim of psychosocial activities for people in care positions it to provide a sense of safety through support, self and community efficacy, social connectedness and importantly, hope. Being a carer, over a short time or the longer term, can be particularly stressful, especially if you are delivering the care in isolation to a wider support network.
The event has been created around this year’s theme of: Awareness, Belonging, Connection – with each speaker focusing on a specific element of this topic. It is designed to provide an afternoon of respite and to take time off from focusing on the role people perform as carers to allow them time to think about their personal needs and how they can remain their best self.
The three key speakers have been chosen to provide information and advice about the clinical approach to mental health care and management, the wellness and self-care, and finally, the supports in place which people can access to help them remain at their best. The combined knowledge delivered on the day contributes to the participants awareness of mental health support, creates a sense of community and belonging, leading to them making real connections.