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Young Carers


Sometimes, being a young carer can get too much to deal with on your own. If you’re having any of these feelings, talk to your tutor, the school nurse, Beth or your GP - we can help you!

You might feel:

  • Stressed by too much responsibility

  • Physically tired

  • Worried about your relative’s health

  • Coping with other people’s mood

  • No time for yourself or your homework

  • Missing school

  • Feeling embarrassed about your situation

  • Being bullied

  • Low self-esteem, anxiety, anger or guilt

You’re not alone if any of these happen to you. Young carers miss an average of 48 days of school because of their role and 68% have been bullied at some point directly because of having to care for someone. Organisations set up to help young carers recognise all of these problems and have people and strategies to support you.

Even if you don’t feel like you need help for a problem, it is always good to have the support of others who understand your situation. Young carers groups run all around the UK to help with advice as well as giving you somewhere to let off steam and enjoy yourself.

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