What young carers told us
- Young carers and young adult carers told us how their mental health is affected by the pressures of their caring role.
- All too often the mental health support they needed just wasn’t there.
- And even when support was available, their situation was often made worse by people or professionals who didn’t understand the specific difficulties and challenges faced by young people as a result of their caring role.
The message from these young carers to people in a position to make a difference is simple:
What we want to come out of our #CareForMeToo campaign
- We want better public awareness of the mental health support needs of young carers.
- We want the public and people who can make a difference - like politicians, commissioners and service providers - to pledge action to help young carers maintain good mental health.
How to get involved with #CareForMeToo
Check out #CareForMeToo, for more information and resources to help you get involved, including our resource pack for young carers services.
Further resources, such as lesson ideas and classroom activities for teachers and other professionals who work with young carers, will also be available in early January.
Please email our Carers Trust Policy team.