Counselling Hour

Wellbeing & How We Take Care Of Ourselves

A look at wellbeing and managing your time effectively in order to look after your own needs as well as the person you are looking after.

The Counselling Offer For Carers

A long look at the counselling offer for carers in the Norfolk area and managing stress to solve issues you may overcome.

How To Diet Effectively

A talk on how to diet effectively in order to take care of your body and manage your mood in order to live a healthy lifestyle.

Talking About Addiction

A talk from Peter, and Allison, talking about main parts of addiction and how to notice when you become addicted.

Anxiety & How It Can Affect You

A talk from Peter and Laura, talking about anxiety and how it can affect you and the person you are caring for.

Carers Stories


Tom, a young adult carer, chats about his world caring for his mum for the past 15 years.

Ann Hacon

Ann really benefitted from her employer support during some difficult times, as a carer and employer there’s great value in working together.

Malcolm and Mary

A real insight into the lives of two carers from Norfolk and how they have and continue to manage their life circumstances.


Clare shares her story about caring for her husband with multiple sclerosis. The benefits of playing tennis and the influence its had in her and her families life.


James talks about caring for his son who suffers from psychotic attacks and his experience recreational cannabis and how Carers Matter Norfolk have helped him.

Maria chats with Michelle

Maria, of Carers Matter Norfolk, chats with Michelle, an unpaid carer from Norwich, about how she met her husband in the TA and life now as his carer.

Mary Russell

72 year old Mary Russell tells her story as a carer, the difficulties of caring through different circumstances and the benefits of self help groups.


Carer Will shares his story about his partner Neil, who has Parkinson’s.

Carers Self-Help Hub Tutorial

A brief tutorial on how to access and use the Self-Help Hub on the Carers Matter Norfolk website.

Self Care For Carers

Local Counsellor Peter Frewer talks about the importance of looking after ourselves as Carers and why it can help you as a carer.

Diaphragmatic Breathing

For Mental Health Awareness Week and #MentalHealthMinute we wanted to show you how to do Diaphragmatic Breathing. This technique can help you calm yourself down in times of stress. If you need someone to talk to, please call our helpline on 0800 083 1148 today.

Mental, Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Counselling lead Sue Jay speaking about the counselling offer that is available to help carers find cause of concerns and how to respond.

How can food affect your mood?

Have you thought about how the food you eat can affect your mood? Our Counsellor Peter discusses some tips and foods to avoid!

Services for Carers

Healthwatch – How do you support Carers?

Chris from Healthwatch talks about the ways that Healthwatch Norfolk supports Carers.

Home Instead Senior Care – Specialised home care

Mark discusses how Home Instead Senior Care provide specialised home care for those who are cared for.

Education and Online Training

There is some great Education and Online Training support available for Carers. Sarah Steele of Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support tells Maria of Carers Matter Norfolk more.

Carers Matter Norfolk Updates and Discussions

Kevin Vaughan & Nick Conrad discuss Carers

Kevin Vaughan chats with radio presenter Nick Conrad from BBC Radio Norfolk.

Richard Leeds, Mayor of Cromer

Richard Leeds, the Mayor of Cromer, talks about how important and impactful relaxation time for carers is.

Fosters Solicitors Donation to Carers Matter Norfolk

Recently CarersMatterNorfolk received a very generous donation from Foster Solicitors for £1,558 which we will be leasing with local carers on how we should use this to help support them.

Norfolk Carers Group Grants

James Anthony from Carers Voice discusses the reasons why all groups in Norfolk should consider applying for Group Grants.