Show your support on social media for the #1in5
Anyone can show their support for young carers on social media.
Draw the number 1 on your hand, snap a selfie and share it on Twitter using the words below!
#1in5 secondary school pupils care for a family member – it can be lonely and stressful and lead to mental health problems. For #YoungCarersAwarenessDay I’m backing @CarersTrust’s #CareForMeToo campaign to help #YoungCarers get the support they need. goo.gl/zY6yYn
Get involved in #CareForMeToo if you are a Carers Trust Network Partner
We want you, and the young people you work with, to get involved in our campaign.
You can get involved by encouraging local decision makers to improve support for young carers’ mental health in your local area.
Our resources provide examples of fun ways to get young carers and young adult carers thinking and talking about their mental health. They also provide ideas on how you and those you support can say #CareForMeToo this Young Carers Awareness Day on 31 January 2019. Find out more about Young Carers Awareness Day 2019.
Get in touch to request our #CareForMe Too campaign pack for Network Partners.
- If you’re in England, please email Lindsey Crawford, our Policy and Development Officer.
- If you’re in Scotland, please email Karen Maloney, our Office Manager
- If you’re in Wales, please email our Wales team.
How to support #CareForMeToo if you provide a service for young carers or young adult carers
Other young carer and young adult carers services can use our #CareForMeToo resources to get involved in the campaign.
Get in touch by emailing us at Carers Trust to request our resources.
Take a #CareForMeToo pledge of action
Are you a politician, commissioner or service provider?
Take a pledge of action in support of young carers’ mental health!
- Use our pledgecard and take a selfie with your pledge.
- Share on social media! Be sure to use the hashtags #YoungCarersAwarenessDay and #CareForMeToo.
Have a look at our suggested pledges you might want to take.
Hear from young carers who are saying #CareForMeToo!
Young carers and young adult carers - supported by Carers Trust Network Partners (Suffolk Family Carers, Northamptonshire Carers and Blackpool Carers Centre) - are at the heart of #CareForMeToo and have really helped us to shape the campaign.
We'll be sharing their blogs, vlogs, poems and posters so that you'll be able to hear them saying #CareForMeToo.
Further campaign resources
Check out our resources, including posters, infographics, lesson ideas and classroom activities for teachers.