Fostering children can be isolating at times, especially if you are going through menopause and experiencing mood swings or other symptoms that make it hard to connect with others.
Developing a support network of other foster parents or friends and family members who understand your situation and are there for you when you need them will be invaluable.
You can share your experiences with them, seek advice, and receive emotional support, as well as lean on them for practical support too. For example, if you’ve had a bad night’s sleep and are completely fatigued, you may need to ask a family member to do the school run, pick up shopping or help with household chores while you try to rest.
At ISP, we offer a full, wrap-around support package for foster parents, so we’re here for you at the drop of a hat. From social workers and advisory teachers to specialist therapists, you’ll always have access to a large team of professionals who are on hand to help you whenever you need it.