We’ve handpicked some useful websites so that you don’t have to.
If you’re a young carer it could mean that looking after someone has been something you’ve done for a long time, or it could be a new thing that has just started. 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 websites that you might need as a young carer, either for yourself or for who you look after. Some of these websites are more information based, and some can also offer support and advice, and some even have a handy support line or people you can talk to!
Want to know more about being a young carer?
The Children’s Society has a great resource for young carers where you can read about your rights as a young carer and get information specific to issues that young carers face.
This booklet by Psychosocial support for promoting MEntal health and WEllbeing among adolescent young carers in Europe has lots of information in it, including talking to health and social care professionals, dealing with being bullied, understanding your role as a carer and looking after yourself
Need extra support?
- The NHS England website offers a trustworthy source of health advice and information on specific health conditions, from symptoms, treatment options and more.
- The Age UK website provides great advice and resources if you care for someone who is older.
- Carers Trust is a major charity for carers across the UK, great for information, where to get support, and links to advice.
- Dorset Mind Your Head is part of Dorset Mind which provides support and helps young people 11-25 live mentally healthy lives.
- Kooth is an online community for young people to chat with others or talk to online counsellors for help and support.
- The Children’s Society website gives great information on a wide range of topics – they even have a page dedicated to young carers.
- The Blurt Foundation is a friendly website with support for depression and other mental illnesses.
- Stroke Association give information and advice on strokes and aftercare. They also have a support and advice line.
- Macmillan Cancer Support give information, advice and support for looking after someone with cancer or living with cancer.
- Autistic Society give information, advice and support for young carers looking after someone with autism or struggling with autism themselves.
- Beat Eating Disorders has information on their website and support line for young people struggling with eating disorders as well as a one-to-one online chat.
- Young Minds provide information, support and advice for young people and children with mental health issues.
- Childline is a great resources for young people and children on a wide range of topics. They also have a webpage dedicated to young carers.
- Money Advice Service provides money advice including a handy budget planner which is easy to use and understand.
- Rethink Mental Illness offer easy to understand advice, information and support on living with mental illness or caring for someone with a mental illness.
- The Mix provide information, advice and support for young people on a wide range of topics from mental health, to body image and more. They also offer a chat line and discussion boards.