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Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver

 

 

 


Equip yourself with information and tips on how to care for yourself as a caregiver and draw inspiration and support from others whose lives have been touched by cancer as well.



Caring for Yourself as a Caregiver

 

Caring for a loved one with cancer can be emotionally, mentally and physically trying. With the added responsibilities on your plate, learn more about how you can care for yourself physically and emotionally so as to avoid burnout.

 

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Feeding Your Mind


Caregivers tend to struggle with unhelpful and negative thoughts during the caregiving process that will affect you in various ways. Learn how you can challenge these negative thinking habits and replace them with balanced, alternative thoughts.


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Feeding Your Body


Caregiving is an extremely stressful experience in itself and it is important for caregivers to take equally good care of yourselves in order to be in the best position to care for your loved ones. Read up on how you can provide yourself with self-care, cope with stress management and find relaxation.


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 Connecting with Your Feelings

 

As a cancer caregiver, you'll experience strong emotions throughout your loved one's cancer journey. Get some tips on how to handle emotional reactivity when it arises. 


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Coping with Anxiety & Depression


Taking care of a loved one with cancer may cause physical and mental exhaustion, sometimes even leading up to anxiety and depression. Read up on the signs of anxiety and depression so as to catch the warning signs early.


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Connecting with Other Caregivers


You are not alone. Seek support and draw comfort from other caregivers who are helping their loved ones through their cancer journey.


Find relaxation and comfort in fellow caregivers at our Yoga classes.

Find out more about our Supportive Care Programmes.


NCIS Stories of Hope


The battle has been fought and won. Let real-life caregiver accounts encourage you along your caregiving journey here.




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