What is self-care?
Simply, it means looking after yourself. Self-care helps maintain your physical, mental and emotional health. It’s about identifying your own needs and taking the time to do some activities that take care of you.
In order to look after and help others we must first look after ourselves. Self-care is about taking time to recharge, and we all do that differently. For some, it helps to speak to others in similar situations, and the HeartKids Support Team organises events to connect you with families just like yours, to help you develop a peer to peer support network.
Please contact your local HeartKids Division or call HeartKids Helpline on 1800 432 785 to find out about upcoming family support events in your local area, or for help with resources and advice on self-care techniques.
Did you know that since January, HeartKids has been developing and collating a national directory of support services for heart kids and Heart Angel families? This first allows our team to connect you to support services in your local community, helps navigate hospitals and health systems and points you in the right direction when you are seeking answers.
CLICK HERE (PDF 348.4KB) to download the "Self Care" Fact Sheet.
If you need help please call our HeartKids Helpline on 1800 432 785.