Caring Sundry

Mental Health – Tips on Being A Good Listener:

Active listening is understanding what someone is saying, without judgement or expectation. In a conversation, it involves: concentrating understanding responding remembering what is being said The following are some helpful “SHUSH” listening tips from Samaritans. 1. Show you care Focus on the other person, make eye contact and put away

Worried About Someone Else’s Mental Health:

A friend or family member might be going through a difficult time. This can be worrying for everyone involved. You mightn’t understand what they are going through. You might also not know how to help. Ask, listen and offer your support The best thing you can do is listen to

Detox from the Digital Monster:

So much of our lives are spent online. This is where we communicate with other people, share information about ourselves, learn more about others, and build connections. More and more of our day-to-day lives and interactions have become dependent on technology, and we have now reached a stage where it’s

Relaxation Tips:

Relaxing gives your mind and body time to recover from the stresses of everyday life. Breathing techniques and remembering to be present can help. Relaxation tips Fit things into your day that help you unwind. It’s different for everyone – for you, it could be: listening to music going for

Get Urgent Help for a Mental Health Issue:

A mental health crisis often means that you no longer feel able to cope or be in control of your situation. In a crisis, it is important that you get help as soon as possible. You may: feel great emotional distress or anxiety feel you can’t cope with day-to-day life


Cyberbullying is a new form of bullying. This form of bullying happens a lot on social media, online forums, text and email. Examples of cyberbullying include: abusive messages or slagging on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram offensive comments on videos or posts spreading rumours online hacking into your online accounts

Types of Mental Health Supports for Carers, Family and Friends:

When a loved one has a mental health problem, it can be worrying for everyone. But it is important to also look after your own mental health too. Talk to someone Have someone to talk to about the things that worry you. Being in a supportive role can be confusing

NCBI: Government Entitlements:

Government Entitlements Here you will find information on what Government benefits and allowances both adults and children who are blind or vision impaired may be entitled to. Select categories hereAdultChildrenFAQCase StudiesGovernment Entitlements Booklet  Entitlements for Adults Confirmation of vision impairment If your best corrected vision is 6 / 60 or

Sky Q now gives more Control to Visually Impaired Customers:

New Voice Guidance feature makes navigation even easier, joining a range of accessibility features Sky’s Group CPO committed to going beyond to make Sky Q even more accessible for all Sky Q, the award-winning TV box, is introducing Voice Guidance – a new feature that will make the platform more