Introducing the Care Guide
The practical guide to caring efficiently
A highly personalised, five-weeks holistic program that lets you learn how to care for your loved ones efficiently without compromising your own happiness! Prepared by fellow families on Swanlok along with the help of psychologists. Swipe to learn more about its components.
1. Educate yourself about the mental disorder
Getting proper education about the mental disorder explains so many unanswered questions you may have! It’s important to understand the basics so that you have better insights on the behaviour, habits and fluctuating nature of the person you are caring for.
2. Create a supportive environment
It’s crucial to treat adults as adults, no matter what health conditions they have. This means learning to set boundaries and building a non judgmental environment for your loved one to thrive in. It also means learning better ways to encourage them for self-dependence.
3. Understand triggers and their prevention
It is super important to understand your loved ones’ trigger points. Knowing them is the first step to learning better ways to avoid them or even prevent them.
4. Nurture and prioritise yourself
You cannot help someone when you are in distress yourself. Learning to prioritise your health and happiness is equally important!
5. Ensure regular medical help is accessible
When dealing with such disorders, it becomes essential to maintain medication adherence and regular reviews with mental health professionals. Learn how to maintain a log and reminder for these.
6. Build a sound future plan
Many families struggle with the daunting question: what would happen after my demise? Learn to focus on the present and plan for a better future so that you’re no more carrying the extra stress on your mind while already navigating other challenges on a regular basis.
While we’re preparing the program, we’re opening up a waitlist for early users. Join now to get the earliest access.
If you are a family member, friend, colleague, neighbour or simply someone taking care of a loved one living with mental disorders, you are welcome to enrol!
No. This program is not intended to treat a mental disorder. It is aimed to equip care providers such as family members with the knowledge and resources to navigate through the tough situations you may be experiencing.
No. We are specifically focused on guiding the care providers such as family members. We do not provide medical consultation to the person with mental disorder. At best, we might be able to guide you on how/where to find these experts depending upon your location and needs.
We are just starting and running the first version of the program. As our first batch, you will enrol completely free of charge. When you feel benefitted from the program, we’ll be grateful to receive funding from you as per your choice and capacity. However, you are under no obligation to do so.
Absolutely! The program can be conducted in English or Hindi. For now, we are limited to only these two languages.
Not really. Our limitations are mostly on the language. Most of these challenges that families face are common globally. As long as you can converse in English or Hindi, the program could be helpful to you. When you have questions that can only be answered in a country specific context, we’ll let you know and encourage you to find solutions accordingly.
All the sessions will be conducted online via secure meeting tools such as end-to-end encrypted video calls over Jitsi. You wouldn’t need to install any new app on your device for these meetings, your device’s default browser and inbuilt working camera and microphone should be enough.
No. The program is highly personalised and we respect your privacy. Each family has different needs and situations, hence it makes sense to keep the program personalised to you.
We have a thriving community of families in similar situations. If you’d like to interact with them, we’d be happy to add you as a member on our WhatsApp channel. Depending on community members’ needs, we are open to conduct community wide online meetings once in a while. This is available to all members irrespective of their enrolment to the guided program.