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Time to breathe Jun 13

When 25-year old Beccy enjoys a few days at Certitude’s Hounslow respite home, her mum, Jenny, also gets a break.  This Carers Week we’re saluting full time family carers and sharing the benefits of a bit of respite. Jenny tells us how this partnership with Certitude is beneficial for both herself and Beccy… “My daughter […]

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Something to look forward to Jun 12

For full time carers, a few days respite each month is a time to recharge their batteries. “I don’t know what we’d do without Certitude’s respite homes. I love having my son with us and I want him to live with his family for as long as possible – certainly while I’m still standing! But […]

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Lived experience informs empathetic approach Jun 11

Natalie became a carer at a young age. Now she is using her life experience to support others through our mental health support service, Solidarity in Crisis. “Life can hit you unexpectedly and it’s how you deal with such events that create life experience. My personal journey as a carer began unexpectedly when I was […]

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How do you manage stress? May 17

Liz Durrant, Director of Mental Health at Certitude, shares some of her own strategies for managing stress – the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. This week could be a good time to ask yourself what you are like when you become stressed – as well as your loved ones and colleagues. Recognising […]

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Dying Matters: everyone has the right to a good death May 16

The aim of Dying Matters Awareness Week is to encourage people to talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement. We’ll be encouraging all our staff, people we support and families to openly discuss this challenging subject – it’s a conversation no one really wants to start but it’s a subject we’ll all have to think […]

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