Young & Young Adult Carers Resources

If You Provide Care to Someone with a Mental Illness

https://www.rethink.org/

The Rethink website provides lots of useful information for you and the person you care for.

If you are a Young Carer (under 16) and want more information on how to take care of yourself while caring for someone with a mental illness, Download the PDF.

If you are a Young Adult Carer (16+) and want more information on how to take care of yourself while caring for someone with a mental illness:

https://www.rethink.org/advice-and-information/carers-hub/supporting-someone-with-a-mental-illness/

Mental Health Support for Young People

https://www.kooth.com/

A free and anonymous online chat platform for young people 10-18 years old. KOOTH provides mental health counselling through their chat feature and contains many articles written by young people on a variety of topics, including being a young carer.

Lewisham (Compass @ THEHUB)

A free, confidential health and well-being service for children and young people who need support with issues related to drugs, alcohol, emotional and mental health and sexual health. The service works with anyone between the ages of 10-19 (up to 25 with evidenced additional needs) and is based in Catford.

https://www.themix.org.uk/

The Mix provides information and advice to young people under the age of 25 on things such as mental health, relationships and money. Their website has a free crisis messenger service or you can call the Mix on Freephone: 0808 808 4994 (4pm-11pm, seven days a week).

www.papyrus-uk.org

Supports for anyone who is struggling with thoughts of suicide.

https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/

Help for young people dealing with grief after the loss of a parent or loved one.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/

A useful list of helplines and online supports for a wide range of mental health supports.

https://www.safeguardinglewisham.org.uk/lscb/lscb/professionals/children-adolescent-mental-health-services-camhs

Information about Lewisham’s CAMHS offer (Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services)

Support for Sibling Carers

https://www.youngsibs.org.uk/

For brothers and sisters of children and adults who have a disability, special educational needs, or a serious long-term condition.

General Information for Young Carers/ Young Adult Carers

https://carers.org/about-us/about-young-carers

https://carers.org/about-us/about-young-adult-carers

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/helping-children/young-carers

Information about Your Rights as a Young Carer/Young Adult Carer

https://carers.org/know-your-rights-support-young-carers-and-young-adult-carers-england

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/support-and-benefits-for-carers/being-a-young-carer-your-rights/

Young Carers Allowance Information

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/advice-hub/can-i-claim-young-carers-allowance

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/carers-allowance/

https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance

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