Episode 67: Carers (”Niamh”)


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"There was times when she was in crisis and she wouldn't respond to anyone but me."

Episode 67:

This week we're straight talking carers with "Niamh". Niamh is a carer for her twin sister who has mental health issues. She tells us about the impact on her own mental health of being a carer, how she had to put her own life on hold, how much she repressed her own emotions, the constant state of anxiety of worrying if her sister would attempt suicide again and how carer support groups were not supportive!

Kamron is excited and terrified at the pending lifting of all covid restrictions as he reassesses his job, it's his turn to have a toothache and Allan cements his middle age by getting excited about a steam cleaner.

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