Are you a young carer?
If you are under 18 years old and regularly care for or support someone in your family with an illness, disability, mental health condition or who has an addiction, you are a young carer. Advice and support for young carers | The Children’s Society (childrenssociety.org.uk)
Help available for young carers
The Children’s Society
raises awareness of young carers in schools, they have a Young Carers Schools programme to develop resources for professionals so that they may better understand the issues these young people face. They also run a Young Carers Festival where young people can have fun, relax, meet other young carers: Supporting Young Carers | The Children’s Society (childrenssociety.org.uk).
Action for Children
Action for children will help you come to terms with your parent’s or other family member’s illness or condition. They’ll help with strategies to enable you to cope better with caring responsibilities and support you to build positive relationships outside the family. They can also help you to plan for the future, by making sure you can access adult services when you reach 18: Young carers | Action For Children
Sidekick is a confidential and anonymous SMS service from Action for Children for you to ask questions and receive support: Sidekick from Action for Children | Text us your question