Articles and Advice

Read about all things homecare below, including the latest care industry articles, advice, and company announcements, curated by the Cavendish Homecare Team.


June 23, 2023 Companion Care

Different types of homecare

Homecare is defined as a type of care where individuals remain in their own homes. The Registered Nurse and Carers then travel to the patients homes to provide the necessary care needed.

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May 18, 2023 Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Week

Importance of mental health awareness Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem. Lots of things can lead to feelings of anxiety, including exam pressures, relationships, starting a new job […]

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April 6, 2023 Mental Health

Ways to relieve stress and anxiety

What is stress? Stress is the body’s way of responding to excessive pressures. Our body goes into the fight or flight or stress response mode to handle the overwhelming feeling of not being able to cope. When we feel stressed, our nervous system responds […]

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May 13, 2022 Mental Health

Supporting someone with a mental illness

‘1 in 4 people experience mental health problems’ NHS Whether you are a family member, friend or carer supporting someone with a mental illness can be challenging at times. You would know how to take care of a loved one with a cold, but […]

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April 30, 2022 Mental Health

What are the effects of social media on mental health?

Why do we use Social Media? To be fulfilled in life and to have good mental health, we as humans need companionship. Social connections with our family and friends can help ease or reduce stress anxiety or depression. These connections can be found on […]

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April 19, 2022 Mental Health

How to help a person with depression

What is depression? According to Mind, a leading mental health charity, depression is: “a low mood that lasts for a long time and affects your everyday life. In its mildest form, depression can mean just being in low spirits. It doesn’t stop you from […]

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April 6, 2022 Mental Health

Talking about your mental health

What is Mental Health? According to Medical News Today, mental health refers to cognitive, behavioural, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave. Furthermore, it can affect daily living, relationships and physical health. The WHO (World Health Organisation) has […]

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March 18, 2022 Mental Health

Sleep and mental health

What is sleep? Sleep is a complex process during which our body undertakes several essential activities. It involves low awareness of the outside world, relaxed muscles, and a raised anabolic state which helps us to build and repair our bodies. Whilst we sleep, our […]

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March 7, 2022 Mental Health

Maintaining a healthy mind

This is a guide to managing your mental health and maintaining a healthy mind. It will contain resources and show you how Cavendish Homecare can help with an array of services and support on offer. You can also use our mental health care service […]

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January 11, 2022 Mental Health

Staying mentally healthy this January

Many will be starting their January health kicks including Dry January, Veganuary and new fitness phases. However many of these do not focus solely on your mental health. When improving your overall health it is important to take steps to improve your mental health. […]

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December 20, 2021 Mental Health

Loneliness at Christmas

Loneliness can feel different for everyone. You may choose to be alone and live happily without much contact with other people, while others may find the lack of contact a lonely experience. Unfortunately, at this time of year, Christmas does not always bring joy […]

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March 23, 2021 Mental Health

How much sleep do we really need?

Most adults need around eight hours of good quality sleep per night. Some people need a bit more, some a bit less.  However, if you regularly wake up tired and feel tired throughout the day, you probably aren’t getting enough sleep. Babies, young children, […]

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February 15, 2021 Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 took place from 1-7 February 2021. This year’s theme was Express Yourself. Signs that something is wrong Around 1 in 8 children and young people experience behavioural or emotional problems growing up. For some, these will resolve with time, […]

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July 2, 2020 Mental Health

How can your mental health be affected at work?

For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend most of our time, where we get our income and often where we make friends. Having a fulfilling job can be good for your mental health and […]

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March 5, 2020 Health and Wellness

Eating disorders awareness week

Most specialists believe that eating disorders develop due to a mix of psychological, environmental and genetic factors. There are many different types of eating disorders for example anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. All of these eating disorders show sufferers having an […]

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