Carers Trust Wales' Youth Advisory Council recently met at the Urdd centre in Cardiff Bay for a day of media training led by Luminous Media.
Each member of the group had the opportunity to be filmed sharing their story, and received feedback from the professionals and the rest of the group.
The ups and downs of being a carer
The young adult carers shared honestly and vulnerably, and gave powerful interviews sharing the ups and downs of life as a carer. Martin Downes from Luminous media said:
"For us, one of the most heartening aspects of the day was the honesty, integrity, and authenticity of the interviews. They were incredibly moving."
One member of the group commented:
I feel like I know how to get my voice heard to make a difference in the community.
Bethan Jenkins AM also came along to provide her insight on giving interviews as an AM (Assembly Member).
Carmen Smith from NUS Wales came to explore opportunities for working together to improve experiences of carers in education.