Herefordshire Diabetes UK Group provides information and support to people with Diabetes living in Hereford and the surrounding area, treated with insulin, tablets and diet.
Carers information booklet aims to provide some information about your involvement in the care we provide to your friend or relative but equally important it aims to provide information about support for you in your caring role, from 2gether Trust and from other local organisations.
Healthwatch is your consumer champion for health and social care. We are local people working for you, to represent the views of children and adults. We are inclusive, and we want people from every part of the community to participate.
MIND works to ensure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone. On their website, you will find information about them and the services they provide. You can also download various information booklets.
Stress is a feeling of being under abnormal pressure. This pressure can come from different aspects of your day to day life. Such as an increased workload, a transitional period, an argument you have with your family or new and existing financial worries. You may find that it has a cumulative effect, with each stressor building on top of one another.
During these situations you may feel threatened or upset and your body might create a stress response. This can cause a variety of physical symptoms, change the way you behave, and lead you to experience more intense emotions.
Stress affects us in a number of ways, both physically and emotionally and in varying intensities.
Stress and addiction go hand-in-hand, and when someone doesn’t learn how to manage their stress effectively, the likelihood of dangerous self-medication by using illicit substances greatly increases. This form of coping oftentimes leads to addiction. My page discusses how stress affects the body, tips on holistic stress management techniques, and the connection between stress and addiction triggers.
Award-winning, youth-led support is available to anybody aged 11-25 when a close family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness – such as cancer.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the UK’s leading charity supporting blind and partially sighted people. They offer practical and emotional support to those that need them, so they can continue living life to the full.
‘If you’re a carer, you may be having broken or not enough sleep. Occasionally, having a disturbed night will affect you the following day, but if you are having trouble sleeping for longer than a night or two, then everything will seem harder.’ Carers UK
‘Caring for someone can be rewarding but it can also be very tiring, putting a lot of demand on your physical and emotional energy. When you are simply coping day to day and responding to the needs of others, it’s easy to forget your own health needs.’ Carers UK