If you are a young carer, these resources can help you.
It is really important that you recognise yourself as a young carer, this article by the Carers Trust explains what makes you a young carer - About Young Carers.
These articles outline the support you can expect as a young carer:
If you are living in Bedford Borough or Central Bedfordshire, a parent, teacher or support worker can refer you to our service.
Coping with their self-harm - The Mix
Living with an alcohol dependent adult - Children’s Society
A guide for young people looking after someone with cancer - MacMillan Cancer Support
It is important that you look after yourself as a young carer. These websites have lots of ideas about what can help.
How to look after your mental health as a young carer - Young Minds
Well-being and mental health by Children Society
Depression by Young Minds
Depression & Feeling Sad by Childline
Mental Health by The Mix (up to aged 25)
Books to support Young People’s mental health - Reading Well
There are local organisations that can also help you.
Support for young carers in Central Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire Council
ChatHealth for 11 – 19 years old – Bedfordshire Community Health Service
Kooth – your online mental wellbeing community
Counselling for young people in Bedford (13 to 25 years old) - Open Door
Counselling for children and young people in Central Bedfordshire (10 to 25 years old) - Sorted