Parent Carer health

Please take 5 mins to answer these quick questions related to your health as a parent carer.  

Please feel free to add more details in the additional comments box.  

We would be really grateful if you could share this in any group you are in so we can get as many responses as possible.

We will publish the results.

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* 1. Are you a parent carer

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* 2. Have you (and/or your partner) experienced ill health - you believe to be related to being a parent carer - in the past 5 years?

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* 3. Do you believe your ill health is stress related or made worse by being stressed?

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* 4. Do you think being a parent carer may not be directly responsible for your ill health but is having an impact on your ability to recover?

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* 5. Please answer True or False to the following statement:
"I don't know if I am ill because of caring for my child/young person but I suspect it's probably a huge factor"

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* 6. Have you told anyone about your ill health?

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* 7. If yes, did they offer any support?

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* 8. If no, what stops you from confiding in people about your ill health?

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* 9. Do you have a network of support (family/friends) to call on?

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* 10. As a parent carer, right now,  which of these is causing you stress? (Choose as many as apply)

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* 11. Have you been offered a Carers Assessment in the last 5 years?

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* 12. If yes, did anything change as a result?

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* 13. Have you been prescribed anti depressants or anxiety medication in the last 5 years?

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* 14. Any other comments

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* 15. Would you like to be involved in any further work we may be doing on parent carer health.  If so, please provide us with an email address below.

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* 16. Would you be willing to share the details of your health issues, i.e. your diagnosis or symptoms?  If so, please list them here.  This is optional. 

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