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Hertfordshire County Council

Self-help advice

Tips on looking after your own health, from Carers UK.

Practical tips if you care for someone, from the NHS. Including medication, feeding, lifting and challenging behaviour.


Who you can talk to

Carers UK - Health and relationships
Health and nutrition tips, plus advice on your relationship with your partner, parent or social group.

Tell us you're a carer
We'll let your doctor know too. They'll try to be more flexible with appointments and you can get a free flu jab too.

The Wellbeing Service
Offers talking therapies and can help you get through difficult times.

Find a support group
Sometimes you just need to talk to people who understand what it's like to be a carer.

Hertfordshire Mind Network
For carers of people with mental health issues

Information and support if caring for someone with a brain injury. 


Keeping safe

Herts Sunflower
It's never right to feel threatened or intimidated. If you experience violence or abuse in your home contact Herts Sunflower for support.

Keeping caring safe leaflet (PDF 1.3mb)
What to watch out for as a carer and where to get advice, help and support


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