11 Oct

Self-care tips from our community: National Carer’s Week 2021

With National Carer’s Week this 10-16 October, 2021, we are celebrating the community around Synapse who provide tireless unpaid support and care for their loved ones.

National Carer’s Week is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their roles. See more here.

To celebrate, we asked our wonderful and supportive community of carers their top self-care tips. Here are some great ones:

“I have a house cleaner aka magician”

  • Taking out a yearly membership at the zoo or somewhere similar, just for time to walk around and relax.
  • Qigong (body-posture and movement, breathing)
  • Regular acupuncture
  • Float classes
  • Body surfing
  • Online dance classes
  • Practicing laughing yoga
  • Regular tennis
  • Making an appointment with a trainer once a wek
  • Regular counselling
“Daily, I remind my children of their fathers injury. We discuss upsets and triumphs, some days we laugh some days we cry. Then I take a long shower and let go alone”