By Tom Morton

14th May 2020

Categorised in Mental & Emotional Health

At Suffolk Carers Matter we know how important mental and emotional health is for carers looking after a family member or friend with ill health or additional needs.

Emotional health isn’t simply as straightforward as feeling happy. It is also being able to cope with life’s challenges and recognise the importance of looking after yourself and how to do that.

If you are looking after a family member or friend with ill health or additional needs, and If you feel that your caring responsibility is affecting your emotional wellbeing, you can access our free counselling service.

This is run by professional counsellors and the sessions are tailored to meet your needs; they could be face-to-face (n.b. currently not possible due to coronavirus considerations), over the telephone or live video if you prefer. If this is something that you are interested in, please fill in our online referral form (either self-referral or referral by professional) or call our Advice Line on 01284 333035 and we can make a referral. Professionals can also make referrals via this route.


Need more support?

If you have recently lost the person that you care for and are struggling to cope, Suffolk Carers Matter is here for you. We offer free support, advice, and guidance and even have a free counselling service available should you need it!


Call us on 01284 333035 – open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-2pm.

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