Keep Connected – Looking After Yourself Too

This online support event is for parents and carers actively caring for a family member with meningitis after-effects

Meningitis Now Online Support Events 2021 LB - Looking After You Too

Are you struggling with stress and self-care whilst caring for a loved one?

Looking after a family member following their meningitis experience can be exhausting and may leave you with little time, space and energy for yourself.

Of course - depending on your circumstances and your loved one's needs - this may not be a situation that can be easily resolved. But learning small ways to 'fill your own cup' could mean you become less depleted.

Our Keep Connected - Looking After Yourself Too session will focus on:

  • Sharing personal experiences, difficult thoughts and feelings with others who understand.
  • Discussing and sharing self-care tips and techniques for dealing with stress.
  • Very brief practical 'tasters', demonstrating some different techniques for lowering stress in the moment (optional).

Key event info

Date: Thursday 8 July 2021
Time: 10.30am - 11.45am

This online session is for adults - parents and carers - who are actively caring for a family member who has had meningitis, and will be facilitated by Meningitis Now's Community Support Officer Dawn McNiff and Information & Assessment Nurse Caroline Lyons.

If you are aged 14-25 and have been affected by meningitis, Believe & Achieve are holding a range of online events for young people. Please visit the Events & Weekends page for more information and to sign up.

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Keep Connected: Looking after yourself too

Online support event for parents and carers who are caring for a loved one with meningitis after-effects

Thursday 8 July, 10.30-11.45am

These online events rely on access to an internet connection and a laptop, tablet or smartphone with access to a web browser or downloadable app.

Please note that each individual that wishes to attend this event needs to register separately, even if you are in the same household and will be using the same device to access the event. 
Personal details
Please tell us about your family member who had meningitis

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