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Support not Sympathy
The results of a Carers Trust Wales survey into the impact of Coronavirus on young carers aged 12 to 17 and young adult carers aged 18 to 25 was published in July 2020. They point to a steep decline in the mental health and wellbeing of thousands of young people across Wales who provide unpaid care at home for family members or friends.
The Student Carer Experience in Scotland
The research illuminates the lived experiences of student carers across Scotland’s colleges and universities, including the perspectives of those supporting them. Through an investigation of the challenges student carers face, and the barriers to accessing support, the research makes recommendations and suggestions to improve the studying experience for carers.
Enabling Young Carers to Pursue their Goals in Life and Reach their Full Potential: Converting Research Findings into Policy Actions
Carers Trust is involved in a research project, 'Psychosocial support for promoting mental health and well-being among adolescent young carers in Europe'. It is also known as ‘ME-WE’. It's aim is to support the mental health, wellbeing and resilience of young carers. The project runs from January 2018–June 2021. This policy brief provides an overview of year one of the project.
Menu of Questions for Carers Supporting People with Mental Health Problems
A set of suggested questions for carers to think about when meeting with members of mental health teams, either in-patient or community teams.
Triangle of Care: A Step by Step Guide to Completing the Self-Assessment for CAMHS
A guide for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Scotland implementing Triangle of Care with examples and suggested time line for planning.
Triangle of Care: A Step by Step Guide to Completing the Self-Assessment for Community Mental Health Teams
A guide for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Scotland implementing Triangle of Care with examples and suggested timeline for planning.
Triangle of Care: A Step by Step Guide to Completing the Self-Assessment for In-Patient Areas in Scotland
A guide for mental health in-patient settings in implementing the Triangle of Care with examples and suggested timeline for planning.
Invisible and in Distress: Prioritising the Mental Health of England's Young Carers
There are an estimated 700,000 young carers in the UK; people who are under 18 who help look after someone in their family, or a friend, who are ill, disabled or misuse drugs or alcohol. The report highlights recommendations based on discussions with young carers, sector leaders and young carers services in the Carers Trust network.
Supporting Further Education Students with Caring Responsibilities
This resource enables further education colleges and services supporting young adult carers to gain insight into the challenges this group of students face and find practical tips, guidance and case studies to help staff establish and embed support for student carers.
Time to be Heard: A Call for Support for Young Adult Carers
Young adult carers are disadvantaged in their education, employment and wellbeing. These reports present evidence on the impact of caring unpaid for a family member or friend on the lives of young adult carers, using research carried out by the University of Nottingham. It represents the first large-scale survey of young adult carers aged 14-25. Reports cover England, Scotland and Wales.