Welcome to Carer Mentor!

Victoria, Author of Carer Mentor

Purpose & Mission:

It's personal because I've experienced a rollercoaster journey caring for my parents, recalibrating my sense of self, and discovering how to sustain my mental health and well-being - to name just a few of the challenges!

By sharing my caregiving experiences and those of others in the Carer Mentor community, we can build a network of empathy and inspiration to support each other.

Through this network, we can shift the narrative of caregiving from behind closed doors, as an individual’s burden, to mainstream conversations highlighting the social collective crisis of caregiving. We cannot do this alone.

“There are only four kinds of people in the world—those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” -Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady of the United States

The Carer Mentor Publication continues to evolve.

As our community and network grow, the publication will evolve to meet your needs.

The website is a hub and portal to the resources, training, and insights I acquired as a global commercial leader and the learnings I’ve discovered as a caregiver over the last eight years. E.g. A series of articles on a specific topic: Emotional Agility

By subscribing to the twice-weekly email newsletter, you’ll receive the latest essay of personal reflections, introductions to resources, experts or other writers that provide fresh insights related to caregiving or self-development E.g. Are you fluent in Caregiver

Over time, the website space, newsletter and community offerings will become more distinct.

The Website Sections

Each section has a specific focus.

  1. Resonance: For Caregivers' opinions, learnings, resources, and articles, my reflections and those of others, to provide different perspectives and experiences.

  2. The CAPE: Dispelling the myth that Carers are Superhuman. Articles and news from different sources to raise awareness of the challenges Carers face.

  3. Carer Mentor Journey: This is my journey in snapshots, insights, pain points, and what has helped me along the way. It has been a rollercoaster.

  4. Mentoring section: Resources, self-development insights and tools sourced from the Knowledge Management System I’ve built and curated over the last decade.

  5. Nexus: Network of Empathy, Multiplied, by Us. 5-minute bite-sized articles. A place to share your thoughts, articles or ideas.

My story in brief

This image below shows the fairly sedate ups and downs I had until 2015 and then the seismic shifts and jolts I’ve experienced since then:

  • In 2015, I took a leave of absence from my role in a pharmaceutical company as a Commercialisation Vice President to help my Mum care for my Dad.

  • In 2017, I resigned to dedicate more time to helping my Mum care for my Dad. At the same time, I started my mentoring business, supporting clients in their work challenges and career strategies.

  • Now, I’m a full-time ‘unpaid carer’ with a small business that fits around my caring routine for Mum.

The mission and ethos of Carer Mentor is to enable everyone to have access to all its resources and insights, so it’s full access and free to everyone.

My most precious gift is time, and I choose to spend it caring for my loved one and this mission, advocating and supporting other caregivers.

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A Carer, Mentor, and Advocate of caregivers. Sharing resources, insights and wealth of knowledge on a mission to support other caregivers. 18 relocations, 10 countries, a global leader turned Carer, Chinese UK-born.