Waterford CYPSC - Children & Young People's Services Committee

Waterford CYPSC

Children & Young People's Services Committee

Family Carers Ireland – offering family carers free counselling sessions

Family Carers Ireland – offering family carers free counselling sessions
Family carers sometimes have difficulty coping with their emotional well-being and their mental health and are more likely to struggle with stress, anxiety and depression than the general population.

As a carer, there are times when you may find yourself struggling with your mental health and emotional well-being due to a combination of the demands of your caring role, and the additional challenges you might be facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Family Carers Ireland offer help to family carers, as they believe no one should have to care alone. They have developed a free, short-term online and phone counselling service for family carers and will connect carers with a qualified counsellor from a panel of approved professionals.

The service can be accessed through the website https://familycarers.ie/help-and-advice/online-and-phone-counselling-service/   or through the National Freephone Careline on 1800 24 07 24.