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Family Carers archery event targets male wellbeing
14/08/2015
A group of male family carers have been honing their archery skills and making friends at a recent event in Ipswich held by our Suffolk Wellbeing Service and Suffolk Family Carers.

The event coincided with the release of the Carers Trust report 'Dads Care Too'. Findings from the report state that the most common support requested by male family carers were breaks from their caring role, with a third reporting that they never get a break, and 46% saying that caring had a negative impact on their mental health.

The day was a great success and everybody thoroughly enjoyed the event with ten out of 12 attendees reporting an increase in their wellbeing, while for some it had increased by as much as 65%.

Suffolk Family Carers work with our Suffolk Wellbeing Service, who commissions the provision of programmes to support the wellbeing of family carers.

Nettie Burns, Locality Manager, Suffolk Access and Wellbeing Services, said: "This is a fantastic example of the innovation and wider thinking that our partners bring to the wellbeing service. I am very pleased that the team were able to provide a new opportunity to have a break and meet others who are in similar circumstances."‚Äč