Thought-full conversation with Penny Wincer

In this episode, Penny talks to Steph about perceptions of carers and care work, mental illness, and the importance of self compassion in life in general, but especially when you are a carer. It’s a really interesting and moving conversation that we are proud to bring to you so we hope you find it as enlightening as we did, or if you are a carer yourself we hope you find it supportive. Penny speaks with great eloquence and empathy and we thank her for her time.

*TW: please be aware that this episode of Thought-full contains references to suicide and mental illness* 

The theme of Carer’s Week 2021 is ‘Make caring visible and valued’ so it seems fitting that our guest on Thought-full this week is Penny Wincer.  Penny is a writer, photographer, podcaster, mum of two, and carer. Penny has been a carer twice in her life – first to her mum, and now to her son, Arthur, who is autistic.

We asked Penny to create a gift package that could accompany her book and it includes a lovely selection of products to help relax and energise: The ‘Tender’ Carers Package. Penny’s book is also available in our Create a Gift Package and Book Package. 

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  1. Peita says:

    It’s so important to know we’re not alone in our struggles and that perfection does not exist!
    I too am an Aussie in the uk and have an Autistic son (albeit high functioning) but it’s very stressful making the right decisions and being their safety net – we then need to unburden that somehow too or it gets too much to handle.