Supporting Young Carers in Schools

by Antonia

Having the responsibility of balancing caring duties and school is not an easy task, Carers Trust have launched a resource to promote the early identification and support of young carers in schools.

Senior Policy Manager for Young and Young Adult Carers, Anna Morris, comments:

“Children with caring responsibilities have a right to fully benefit from their schooling, their friendships and the opportunities life has to offer. We hope this resource will highlight the importance of supporting young carers and provide the practical starting point to ensure that schools embed a clear framework for the identification and support of young carers and their families, which is reflected in the schools policies, practice, training and communication with parents.”  For more information and to download the resource click here.

BBC News (16 May 2013) Young Carers: Nearly a quarter of a million children provide care for others (read about Kelly’s Story also). “Kelly is 17 and has been caring for her mother – who suffers from depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and panic attacks – since she was 5 years old.”

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Are you a young carer caring for a loved one with a mental health problem, illness or disorder? Why not join YCNet and get their full support. You can register here and find more information here.

Also check out the Mental Health Foundation and follow them here to get the latest updates @MHF_tweets

The Mental Health Foundation have massive prizes up for grabs for their raffle, including a Samsung Netbook, Hotel Stay & Spa Treatment and Co-op vouchers just to name a few. The tickets cost £2 each and a sheet of five tickets costs £10.

Closing date: Friday 8 November 2013

Draw date: Monday 11 November 2013

Good luck!! 🙂

P.S Mental Health Awareness Week 2014 will run from 12-18 May, save the dates!!