Caregivers often provide a variety of supports, including navigating the mental health system to access services, transportation, advocating for services, and social, financial, and emotional supports. Studies have shown that caregivers can experience a significant sense of personal growth, fulfillment, and purpose through the support they provide to a friend or family member with a mental health problem or mental illness.
At the same time, the caregiver’s own health — both physical and emotional — can be negatively affected by the day-to-day demands of long-term caregiving.
- Click here to download the Caregiver’s Handbook
- Click here for Caregivers Nova Scotia Health and Community Organization resource page
- Click here for Caregivers Nova Scotia’s Home Care Providers resource page