Having access to the right information can make all the difference. Internet-based health information programmes significantly improved depression, stress and anxiety in those caring for an adult with chronic health problems. The carers benefited most from having online education, information and peer support.1
Being a carer is tough. Whether it’s a friend, family member or you are caring for someone as a job, there can be times where it feels like your needs are at the bottom of the list of priorities. But stress can easily make you ill too, so taking care of your own physical and mental health shouldn’t ever be ignored.
Adio can help. Not only do we have articles and webinars (including live sessions where you can ask your own questions to Dr Jess, Dr Xandra and their studio guests), but we also have toolkits on many common health challenges, where you can learn and develop your knowledge and understanding about your own health issues, and the challenges of those that you are caring for.
Adio groups are the perfect place for carers to chat with other Adio members – whether it’s to learn more about a specific health issue or challenge or to just connect with other carers (and non-carers) in a safe space to vent and share together.
Our recipe area and nutrition guides can help carers to plan and manage the nutrition of those that you care for and also plan and cook easy, delicious and nutritious meals for yourself too.
Carers (and all other Adio members) can also focus on their own downtime, with our meditation and yoga classes that are suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness. We also show our members the importance of self-care and the best ways to plan, manage and organise your time with tips, tricks and techniques to help protect your mental health and work towards being more productive, happier and healthier too!
1.Sherifali D, Ali MU, Ploeg J, Markle-Reid M, Valaitis R, Bartholomew A, Fitzpatrick-Lewis D, McAiney C. Impact of Internet-Based Interventions on Caregiver Mental Health: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2018 Jul 3;20(7):e10668. doi: 10.2196/10668. PMID: 29970358; PMCID: PMC6053616.