This year we focused on the topic of ‘Caring’ and who looks after those who care for others, focusing specifically on two areas.
During the sermon slot Peter Speck interviewed Mich Lajeunesse about support available within the NHS, and in particular Southampton General Hospital where he is based. Mich explained how there are individuals looking out for those who are maybe showing signs of struggling and who can, at an early stage, step in and signpost to sources of support.
Our second inter view was with Wendy Morrish who is a Trustee at Romsey Young Carers. Thomas asked Wendy what impact the role of caring for someone in the family was likely to have on a young person and Wendy explained how a young carer may feel isolated, angry, guilty and that these emotions impact on life at school, with friends and can lead to limited career and life choices. The results of the charity’s work are clear to see. In support of this work Triangulate has made a donation of £250 towards the work of Romsey Young Carers. We received many positive comments after the service and are glad people found it informative.
Triangulate continues to signpost to sources of support by making available from our stand near the South Door a series of useful booklets and information sheets. We also support the bookstall by providing titles of relevance to wellbeing, the profits of which go to the Abbey. Following our focus on care we have purchased two well-known titles (The Carer’s Handbook and The Selfish Pig’ Guide to Caring) both now available.