Care for me too
Being a young carer is a risk factor for the mental health of children and young people. #CareForMeToo is a Carers Trust campaign that aims to raise awareness about mental health and improve support for young carers.
Introduction to the #CareForMeToo campaign
#CareForMeToo is a Carers Trust’s campaign that aims to:
- Raise public awareness about mental health problems that can be experienced by young people as a result of their caring responsibilities;
- Improve the availability of support for the mental health of young carers.
Why do young carers need better support for their mental health?
We have spoken extensively with young carers and young adult carers about their mental health.
They told us how their mental health is affected by the lack of support.
Too often the type of mental health support they needed just wasn’t there. Even when support was available, all too often their situation was made worse by people or professionals who didn’t understand what a caring role means for young people and how it can lead to problems with mental health.
The message from these young carers to people in a position to make a difference is simple:
What we've achieved so far
Young carers and services that support them across the UK said #CareForMeToo for Young Carers Awareness Day 2019, securing commitment to change from those that can make a difference.