Our Listening Ear Service is here for you this Mental Health Awareness Week

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Monday 15 May 2023

This week, 15-21 May, is Mental Health Awareness Week – and this year the theme is anxiety.

We know that the ongoing cost of living crisis, which quickly followed the pandemic, on top of continued reductions in financial support and cuts to services, is having an enormous impact on the mental health and wellbeing of families we support.

If you’re feeling anxious and struggling emotionally or you just need to talk to someone who understands the extra challenges you face as a parent carer, our Listening Ear service may be just what you’re looking for.  

Book your free, confidential appointment today.

Whether you need practical advice, emotional support, a shoulder to cry on, a safe place to vent – whatever it is — we’re here to help reduce some of the anxiety you may be feeling.

“I’ve learned of some resources I didn’t know about…I’ve felt more positive and calmer…It put things in to perspective and made me try to look at the bigger picture. Jan was fantastic, exactly what I needed and wanted.”      

“It was just the support I’ve been looking for for years! So wonderful to be able to talk to people who have lived experience and truly understand and take time to listen and then give very wise and useful advice.”

Parent carers who used our Listening Ear service

Find out more about our Listening Ear service

Watch Shona, one of our parent advisers talk about our Listening Ear service.

Listen to Noreen, one of our parent advisers on our Listening Ear service.