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Victoria Nicholson is the Fundraising and Communications Officer at Carers Worldwide. Carers Worldwide works with local partner organisations in India, Nepal and Bangladesh to support and address the needs of unpaid family carers of persons who are sick, living with mental health conditions or living with disabilities. In this post, she addresses challenges and adaptations in supporting carers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carers and front-line workers have reported increased anxiety and depressionOnline emotional support for carers
Supply of medication to treat mental illness has been impacted Working with local health services to source and distribute medication
Service providers need to consider response but also act fastFacilitating carer self-help groups over the phone