“I’ve noticed you’re supporting [insert name of family member/friend], did you want to talk about it? I’m here to listen but if you would like to talk to a professional or get some extra support there are some services available.”
When someone is caring for a family member or friend living with additional care needs, there may be signs that they need support too. The resource below can be used as a guide to have a conversation about what your family member/friend needs.
When having these conversations, remember to be thoughtful and genuine, provide your family member/friend with a safe space to talk and show they have your support. Instead of providing advice, ask what they feel they need help with.
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