No matter what your situation is, you might be a little confused or lost with the information that is out there for young carers.
Here we have handpicked all of the useful numbers that you might need as a young carer, either for yourself or for who you look after. And if you’re unsure when to call them or why you might want to call them, we’ve got that too!
Non-Emergency Police Number
You can call the police on their non-emergency 101 number for issues that don’t need an emergency response or to speak to the police about a question you might have. Remember to always call 999 if a crime is happening, or if there is a danger to life or threats of violence.
NHS Helpline for Urgent Medical Concerns
The NHS 111 Helpline can be called if you are worried about an urgent medical problem for you or someone you care for. Depending on the situation they can connect you with a nurse, emergency dentist or even a GP, and can also decide if an ambulance is needed and send one out. But always remember to call 999 if someone is not able to breathe or is not responding.
0800 068 41 41
HOPELineUK offers confidential support and advice for people under the age of 35 who may be having thoughts of suicide, or for someone who is worried about someone else who has thoughts of suicide. They can tell you where you can access help and give you advice on how to talk to others about suicide.
They also have a handy text line.
Text Shout to 85258
A confidential, 24/7 hour text service to chat with crisis volunteers. Anxious? Worried? Stressed? Text Shout for support.
Need to talk? Childline are available to offer a listening ear on the phone or via email. The service is available to anyone under the age of 19.