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3 months ago

The Babble and Matter online communities are now closed.

You can still read lots of the information and tips for carers posted here, but we're afraid you can no longer login, post or reply to anything.

Thanks for making Matter such a lovely, thoughtful, supportive and inspiring place. We've had a wonderful time working with you all.

With love - from all of us in the digital and online teams here at Carers Trust.

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3 months ago
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Finally, Carers Trust's Life in a Spin game is online now! This is nothing new to you, however you may wish to have a look at it, play it, and share it with as many people as you can and ask them to try stepping in to the shoes of a young adult carer like you and experience all the tough decisions you have to make on a daily basis.
Ask them - "Can you take the challenge of life in a spin?"
http://lifeinaspin.org/intro
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3 months ago
So today feels like a sad day, I have just received an email about the closing of matter. It's such a shame as this has given many of us the chance to talk to others with similar circumstances and for me it has been a place to rant over the past few years without being judged. Matter has been there for me in my lowest of lows and highest of highs.
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3 months ago
Hi am trying to get some advise
i have had to make a lot of hard choices and they have made me feel like i have made the wrong choices can anyone help me feel better about these
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3 months ago
Hi guys! I'm doing a project and I've got to choose something that visibly represents the caring role or being a young carer and I was wondering what you guys would choose?
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3 months ago
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We recently held a mental health themed week, here on Matter. Karen, our Mental Health Development Coordinator for Scotland, joined us to share advice about managing things like anxiety and depression. She shared tips on how to cope with the stress of exams and interviews, as well as advice on how to work out if someone is just a bit down or anxious, or if it’s something a bit more serious that might mean they need some expert support. We hope you’ll find this event useful. 

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3 months ago
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Caring for Someone with Depression

Living with someone with depression can be difficult, just as it can be difficult to care for someone with any illness. To help cope with someone experiencing depression, at Carers Trust Scotland we have come up with a useful acronym (this just means each letter stands for a word) - CARER.

Check it out/ask

Actively listen/observe

Reassure

Encourage/enable/educate

Remember you!

 

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