Being a young carer can be stressful. Between caring responsibilities, taking care of younger siblings and studying, life can be very busy. Caring can create worries and anxiety that prevent young carers sleeping, affect physical health and make it harder to concentrate at school. It's no wonder that young carers often achieve fewer GCSEs than their peers and are more likely to develop mental health issues in young adulthood. 

We believe that all children and young people deserve to grow into the happiest and healthiest people that they can be. They should have time to play and relax, be able to talk to people they trust when they feel worried, and have opportunities to develop their own solutions to their problems.

Our health and wellbeing services are spaces where young carers can discuss problems with staff and each other, learn useful skills that help them better manage their caring role, and try activities that improve physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.

"When I need help, I know they're there to ask for support"

We provide

  • group peer support
  • one-to-one support with trained staff 
  • skill development programmes, such as cooking and first aid
  • physical activity programmes
  • mindfulness and yoga sessions
  • positive relationship and resilience workshops

You can make a difference to the health and wellbeing of young carers!

  • £5 will buy a primary school age young carer a book to help explore worries and feelings
  • £10 will buy a welcome pack and affirmation teddy bear for our 5-7 year-olds
  • £20 will pay for a young carer to attend a two-hour group sports activity
  • £50 will pay for a young carer to attend group peer support or a cooking activity for the day
  • £120 will pay for a young carer to attend a two-day mindfulness, resilience and positive relationships programme
  • £350 will pay for 6 sessions of one-to-one support with a member of staff

"Very helpful. Helped me with my mental health"