Monday, 11 June 2018

Most carers suffer mental health problems because they are looking after loved ones - Mirror.co.uk

Most carers suffer mental health problems because they are looking after loved ones - Mirror.co.uk Seven in 10 carers have suffered mental health problems because of caring for loved ones, a grim report has revealed.

A study to mark the start of National Carers' Week reveals how the unsung army of volunteers looking after relatives are risking their own health.

Seventy-two per cent have suffered mental ill health as a result of caring, while 61% said their physical health had worsened.

Sixty-nine per cent find it difficult to get a good night’s sleep and 54% have cut the amount of exercise they do. Mirror

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