Through the eyes of a carer for someone with a mental illness

TWIM Award 2013 Winner


twim award winner graphicAfter a relatively busy day celebrating my second eldest daughters 5th birthday I thought I would relax and catch up on Twitter. I was absolutely shocked and honoured to see that I am the Carer winner of the TWIM Award that I had been shortlisted for a few months ago especially because the two blogs I was up against are equally as amazing. Overwhelmed was an understatement because I didn’t for one moment think I would ever have so many views, let alone be receiving an award.

As many of you who already follow A Carers Eyes will know, I started out this blogging journey because I couldn’t find stories or blogs of other mental health carers in similar situations. I decided that in case others like me are looking for the same kind of understanding or to hear of someone else’s journey I would start blogging my own. What I never imagined was just how much of a way of coping with the ongoing journey of Chris and family life this would become for me.

I am really grateful and hugely thankful to everyone who has and continues to read my blog and those of you who continue to be of such support to me. I hope to have made a difference to other carers who are struggling to not feel so alone and have someone they can relate to. I couldn’t be happier that as a result of my blog it has helped a wide range of professionals and those still in training to better understand and consider carers and their needs too. Even if I had managed to change one person’s opinion that is good enough for me but to have done with many is even better. Thank you again.


Author: acarerseyes

I am a mum to four gorgeous girls, and a carer to my former partner of eight years, Chris who has a mental illness, BPD. I blog my experiences.. life is tough! We live in Greater Manchester, UK.

2 thoughts on “TWIM Award 2013 Winner

  1. The award is so, so well deserved, Sarah!

  2. Congratulations – you do thoroughly deserve it. You carry on writing even in the worst of times, but are never full of self pity or self justification.

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