An unpaid carer can be a relative, partner, friend or neighbour who supports a person needing help because of disability, physical or mental health difficulties, frailty or addiction. Providing any level of care to somebody else can have an impact on an individual’s life and sometimes this can cause stress, fatigue and loneliness.
On this page you can find factsheets, tips and information, organisations and services in West Lothian on what it means to be an unpaid carer, the impact it can have on your mental health and ways to improve your wellbeing.
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These factsheets will help you understand more about what it means to be an unpaid carer and the support available.
Tips and information
Here are some different tips and ideas on how to look after your wellbeing:
Organisations and services
Here is a list of national organisations related to carers:
If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.