Southend carers offered talking therapy to help cope
Local carers are being given the opportunity to take part in a free, six week long Stress and Mood Management course.
Starting on 22 January, the course will look at a different topic each week, including: balanced lifestyles, stress, depression, panic and anxiety, self-esteem and accepting difficult thoughts.
Although many people in a caring role find it rewarding, for some people, being a carer can be exhausting. Emotions such as guilt, resentment or helplessness can be common.
Epilepsy Society acknowledges the difficulties people can experience when caring for a person with epilepsy, and they have strategies in place to help, including a helpline and online forum. There is also a section of their website dedicated to supporting carers.