As a carer it can be a little too easy to lose yourself in the demands on your role and forget to look after your own mental health.

Vicarious Trauma can result from empathic engagement with others experiencing trauma. Vicarious Trauma can affect you at every level of your being and leave you feeling out of balance and exhausted.

This infographic contains some tips on retaining and developing mental health resilience in areas of you life can be affected by Vicarious Trauma:

 

If you’re a carer for someone living with a disability or mental illness there are support systems in our community to help you. Contact us for a confidential chat about your unique circumstances.

CHESS Marketing Manager Heather is passionate about bringing NGO's into the future through digital marketing and brand storytelling. A big fan-girl of fantasy fiction, Heather enjoys switching off from the virtual world with a good book and a hot cup of joe.