How to take care of yourself while taking care of a loved one with a mental health condition

7 June 2023


Hey there, podcast lovers! We’re thrilled to announce that the latest episode of Sonshine’s Podcast, “What’s Up Doc?” is now available to stream. Today, we released an episode highlighting the under-discussed topic of mental health caregivers and their impact on individuals facing mental health challenges.

In this special episode, our compassionate host, Dr Stuart, shares some fantastic insights to help you navigate the journey of caring for someone’s mental well-being, all while taking care of yourself.

In this episode you’ll learn how to strike a balance between supporting your loved one and maintaining your health and find out how to seek help and support as a carer. One of the most challenging aspects of caring for someone with mental health struggles is identifying warning signs of suicide or deliberate self-harm. Dr Stuart provides crucial information on recognising these signs, emphasising the importance of immediate action and support. You’ll gain valuable insights on how to approach and help someone who may be experiencing harmful thoughts.

Listen to What’s Up Doc? on your favourite platform now!

Content Warning: Mentions of suicide and self-harm.

Want to listen somewhere else? Check out the full list of where this podcast is available here. Want to watch? Watch Dr Stuart and Leah in the podcast studio here.

Disclaimer: All content on the What’s up Doc? podcast is created and published for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

What’s Up Doc? is a health-focused podcast hosted by Dr Stuart Arbuckle, a passionate general practitioner from Scotland and Media Maven, Leah Tindale. With expert advice, Dr Stuart will provide a whole-family approach to caring for your health. Giving you important information that usually has you asking, “What’s Up Doc?”. In each season, this podcast will tackle a different topic related to health and wellness. Starting with a deep dive into mental health. Season one is comprised of a 5-part mini-series on Mental Health.