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Why is Self-Care Important when Helping Others?

The following is an excerpt from an article published by Mental Health First Aid Australia. To see more articles like this one please visit their blog at

When offering support or helping others it may be tempting to ignore our own self-care. This is especially true if your working, family or social life includes regularly caring for others. In our desire to always be there for the people we care about, we can forget to turn that compassion inward.

However, self-care is a vital part of maintaining our ability to care for others. This is particularly important if you are a parent, carer or someone people regularly rely on.

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