Mental WellBEING

for the Family Caregiver

Caregiving for a loved one can be overwhelming, stressful, draining, challenging, lonely and much more. As a family caregiving consultant, practitioner, advocate and trained in mental health first aid, I combine efforts with community partners to help better the services, resources, and tools for the family member who is caring for their sick or dying loved one.

Family caregivers suffer from symptoms that very often go unaddressed and cause mental, emotional, and physical challenges.

Mental Wellness Consulting is action driven with an emphasis on improving a family caregiver's present life and aspiring to remind them of who they are beyond their caregiving duties. In the consulting process, the caregiver is an active participant in their own plan, the one who decides what is worth doing, while I provide expertise in supporting successful accountability and motivation to help the caregiver stay on track.

During our sessions, family caregivers will learn ways to develop a healthy balance in life, amidst their duties of caregiving, by being given guidance in decision making, offered encouragement in goal setting, and finding resources and tools within the community. I help the caregivers find ways of obtaining and continuing their stability, managing difficult situations, maintaining healthy relationships, and finding joy and strength by creating a clear plan of action using current aspirations to reach future goals.

According to the World Health Organization, mental wellness is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”