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Help for people who care for someone with depression

In self esteem on 19. July 2010 at 20:16

Many people across the UK care for relatives or friends with depression. Looking after someone with depression is a difficult role, and carers often need help too.

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Many people who care for relatives or friends who are unwell don’t see their caring role as separate from the relationship they have with the person they care for.

“If you’ve been supporting someone who’s been depressed for several months or several years, you may not see yourself as a carer,” says Lu Duhig, who advises the government’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme about services for carers. “But caring for someone with depression can be difficult and you may need extra support yourself.”

via Help for people who care for someone with depression.

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