World Mental Health day was celebrated on 10/10/22.
We have some useful and simple tips to be shared among patients and carers in order to contribute to their Mental Health.
2 Ways to help a Palliative Care patient with Mental Health through difficult times:
- If anxiety and depressive symptoms persist on the patient you are caring for, suggest professional counselling support.
- Try to ensure that care provided by family and friends is seen as a demonstration of love and respect and not a burden.
2 Ways to help carers when struggling with Mental Health while taking care of a patient:
- Encourage them to TALK about their struggles: listen without judgement or otherwise encourage them to find the right support to talk about their struggles as a carer.
- Encourage them to TAKE BREAKS for selfcare! Remind the that SELFCARE IS NOT SELFISH.
Click HERE to access picture cards and share them among your colleagues or friends.