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Information & Advice for Young Carers

If you are a young carer, these resources can help you.

Support for Young Carers

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

The Money Advice Service provides an outline of Financial Support for young carers. You can apply for a NHS Carers Grant through Carers in Bedfordshire.

Looking after your mental wellbeing

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

Support for children and young people in Bedfordshire

There are local organisations that can also help you.

Support for young carers in Central Bedfordshire - Central Bedfordshire Council

TACTIC for 12 to 19 years old in Central Bedfordshire

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

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