CARERS ARE COLLAPSING FROM STRESS

CARERS are becoming physically and mentally ill as they struggle to look after loved ones, a report reveals.

Carers Week 2011 said 75 per cent had suffered ill health as a result of their work. Of these, 76 per cent had mental health problems, mainly depression, anxiety and stress.

Nearly half (49 per cent) had a disability or illness. Of those, 26 per cent are physically disabled and 47 per cent have mental health problems.

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One Response to “CARERS ARE COLLAPSING FROM STRESS”

  1. malka Says:

    No wonder we are all getting sick and collapsing with stress, it is a result of this governments policies on welfare reform and cutting support and care that is the culprit. we are the ones who have to pick up the pieces left by these ignorant and crazy politicians………..it’s a wonder any of us can cope at all??

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