Well-being and mental health

Many young carers experience difficulties due to the added stresses that come with their caring responsibilities. It is important you take care of yourself and look after your well-being. 

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Always take the time to be present and mindful

Mental health resources

We have mental health information and activities to help young people understand more about what they may be experiencing.

There are also resources out there specifically for carers who are caring for someone with mental health issues:

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Make sure
you live
for yourself

Need to talk to someone? 

If you are worried about your mental health and well-being you should talk to someone. There are a range of helplines and online support that you can access:

  • SANELINE: A local helpline for anyone concerned about their own or someone else's mental health. Call 0854 767 8000
  • Samaritans: Call 08457 90 90 90 to someone to talk to at any time
  • Kooth: Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
  • The Mix: A free, confidential telephone and email helpline finding you the best help whatever the problem.