• Claire Cook

#94 | Results from 3rd May

Here are the results from yesterday’s Mobilise Moments poll.


Thinking about the last week, how confident in yourself have you felt most days?

Where 0 applies if you were unable to answer. Then sliding scale from: 1 - very low confidence in myself to. 10 - supremely confident in myself

The weight of confidence level amongst carers shows a low confidence bias, with over 70% of us scoring 5 (mid point score) or below.

There are many reasons we may lack confidence and indeed it may change depending on the situation and circumstance. Some of us may have had low confidence before we started in our caring roles. While others of us, may have felt our confidence drop since we started caring. Perhaps as we had to step away from jobs and careers, or perhaps it's due to the isolation many of us experience (MM #88) (MM#84).

Having self-confidence can be a game changer, to how we live our lives. How we assert ourselves, manage our boundaries and how we feel about ourselves. These all play a part in our mental health too.

If confidence is something you are struggling with, then Suzanne, our Head of Carer Support (carer and qualified coach!) is hosting some 'Confidence for Carers' coaching sessions.

These are running on a Wednesday at 4pm until 2nd June 2021. Here's Suzanne to tell us more. And if you would like to join, there is no need to register, you simply follow this link at 4pm on Wednesday.

Get support in your caring role, contact your local carer centre. Find out who is closest using this nifty tool from the Carers Trust.

If you were forwarded this page and you look after someone, you might like to contribute to a better understanding of unpaid carers. Sign-up for free to take part in Mobilise Moments today.