Being a carer can be an incredibly rewarding task but is often a tiring and overwhelming one as well. Carers UK reports that 1 in 8 adults (around 6.5 million people) are carers, of which 58% are women. As of 2020, Carers UK estimates there are approximately 13.6 million people caring through the pandemic.
The start to the twenties has been a rollercoaster, to say the least, but it’s important we keep our minds, bodies and spirits fighting fit throughout the pandemic. Podcasts have been a blessing for many, offering a friendly voice for those multitasking three or even four jobs at home, or a welcome distraction while cooking, cleaning and showering. Podcasts are at an all-time high, with Acast reporting that during the first lockdown there was a 49% increase in new podcasts being created.
Whether you like to soak in a bubble bath or switch off the world with a 5-mile run, self-care is vital when performing as a carer. The rise in carers throughout the pandemic has seen a rise in podcasts dedicated to the lives and responsibilities of being a carer, everywhere from Central London to Ontario. We want to make sure the carers and keyworkers are well-looked after during and post-pandemic, so we’ve hand-picked our favourite podcasts for carers from across the globe.
Sharing stories and experiences, plus solutions for self-care, Charlotte Bayala is connecting cancer caregivers for a happier and more stable daily caring schedule.
Caregiver Saathi hosts the journey her guests have experienced as primary caregivers to their loved ones. Her platform of sharing caregiving experiences gives the opportunity to connect carers across the globe.
Offering support to carers assisting people with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias, the Caregiver Wellness Podcast provides resources and practical techniques to combat caregiver burnout and stress.
Hosted by Bjordan Banderas, The Spoonie and Caregiver Life talks openly about the real raw truth of being a caregiver from trauma to social stigmas.
Based in South London, Matthew McKenzie focuses on caring for people with Mental Illness Talking about everything from caring fears and rewarding yourself, A Caring Mind offers a support system for new and established carers.
Whether you have another suggestion for podcasts or love one of our top picks we want to hear all about your listening habits during lockdown. Tell us your thoughts below.
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