90% of unpaid carers said that they are spending more time caring and 82% saying they have had no respite since the beginning of the pandemic.
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“Families, and others, are living in these situations daily, and there is a proven impact on both mental and physical wellbeing.”
“I was called in to see the Optician, who was also wearing a mask and full plastic apron.”
“They are exhausted and burned out, physically and mentally, and many have had little, or no respite and are now back in the deep end facing a rise in intense pressures and hospital activity.”
“If you’re feeling anxious, try to limit the time you allow yourself to worry and take deep breaths if you start to feel overwhelmed. “
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” During one of our discussions, we talked about mental health in hockey, especially over the lockdowns, and about what our clubs had done to help members and support people.”
In Orkney in 2019/20 only £20 was spent per head of population, the lowest for any Health Board in Scotland. In comparison in The Western Isles £156 per head was spent.
I look back to where I have come from and where I’m going this week.
“Today an invisible elastic band snapped”