Welcome to the July edition of eNews
The rise in the cost of living, and pressure on household budgets, is certainly impacting family carers and the community in general. This month we have included some money saving options and free supports that may be of assistance.
Have your say in the 2022 National Carer Survey – closing 31st July
The data collected through this Survey will highlight the strengths of carers and also the challenges carers face in caring for a family member or friend.
Depending on your answers, the Survey should take between 20 to 30 minutes to complete. At the end of the Survey, you can enter the prize draw for a chance to win an Apple iPad 64 GB WiFi (one per state). You can also register to participate in a follow-up study in 2024, which will assist in creating a better evidence base for supporting carers.
To complete the survey, click here
TAKING SOME TIME OUT
How to look after your mental health this winter
Feel like you’ve been struck with a case of the winter blues?
You’re not alone. The dark and gloomy winter weather can make us stay indoors, exercise less, be unsociable and eat unhealthily.
SANE have 6 tips to help you look after your mental health this winter.
1. Get out in the sunlight
2. Move as much as you can
3. Embrace the cold weather
4. Make an effort to be social
5. Eat healthily
6. Connect with others
To read more, click here
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