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What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales
What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales

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Overcoming difficulties

There are many ways to get help to overcome difficulties and to find the best way to achieve what you want. You can go to websites and search for the help you need online, or you can get advice face to face from some of the organisations listed in the Find out more [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]   section at the end of the course.

Have a look at the help Christine has to overcome difficulties.

Christine’s sources of help

  • NEWCIS (local carers’ centre)
  • Parents – finances
  • Husband – understanding and support
  • Business course – if I do set up a craft stall/shop
  • Craft event’s organiser
  • FLVC – (local voluntary council)
  • Fitfish – (retreat)

Christine identifies her local carers’ service and family members as important sources of support, as well as other opportunities that would help, including pursuing studies and volunteering.

Activity 4.4 Help to overcome difficulties

Timing: You should spend around 30 minutes on this activity.

You have seen the sources of help that Christine identified. Now think about your own circumstances. If you think you will need help:

  • Find out who can help you.
  • Talk about and discuss your ideas and plans with the important people in your life.
  • Check the list of organisations given in the Find out more section at the end of the course.
  • Write down the details of any organisation you are thinking of asking for help.

Use Activity sheet 4.4 to reflect on and list who you can ask or where you can go for help.


Go to Activity 4.4 of your Reflection Log. Once you have completed the activity, make sure you save the document again.

If you are working in a group context, you can discuss this with your group tutor and with others in your group.