Hammersley Homes Blog
The often-invisible nature of mental illness, and the fact that carers may not be helping with physical tasks, often means such carers, and those around them, don’t class what they do as ‘care’. But their role is just as valid, and deserving of support, as someone who cares for a physically disabled person.
We are delighted to have teamed up with Westcotes Wills – here is a note from their founder and CEO, Rosie O’Hanlon-Hills
There are a whole load of demands on your finances at the moment, so you might sigh when someone asks you to donate to charity. You know it’s important but it’s still a stretch. What if you could donate just by making your will? I’ve teamed up with Hammersley Homes to let you do just that.
Struggling with loneliness? Ironically, you’re not alone. The Covid-19 lockdowns have created a ‘hidden pandemic’ of loneliness and mental ill-health, with 1 in 14 saying they ‘often’ felt lonely during the pandemic – up 40% from pre-Covid.
That’s why the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, a campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation, is loneliness.
From the 9th – 15th May it is Mental Health Awareness Week. This year, the theme is loneliness, something that we can all relate to after the Covid-19 pandemic. It said that loneliness and poor social connections are as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day… so it’s time to start talking about it.
A young carer is anyone under 18 who helps to look after a relative with a mental or physical illness, addiction, or disability. We think of care as only for the elderly or physically disabled. But in fact, 55% of young carers look after someone with mental illness.
To mark International Women’s Day 2022, Saoirse Osborne reflects on society’s progress towards gender equality and the way we still have to go.