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Young Carers

Do you know a young carer?

A young carer looks after someone, such as a family member, who is ill or helps them by looking after someone else while they can’t. This can be very rewarding for the young person however; it is likely to mean more responsibilities additional to normal schoolwork and family life. Young carers can feel excluded from friends and family due to lack of time to socialise.

How can I support a young carer?

Be mindful of the additional caring tasks that the young person has as well expectations from schools and other activities.

Support them in contacting the service to receive a young carers assessment, which could entitlement to much needed support such as:

  • help towards school or college activities
  • accessing activities and a personal budget to pay for them
  • help towards hobbies or interests
  • equipment such as books or a computer
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Here are a list of services that can help with young carers. The icons below tell you the type of support available.

  • In person In person

Nottinghamshire Young Carers Service


age 7-17

  • In person In person

Action for Young Carers


age 5-18

  • Phone Phone
  • Web chat Web chat
  • Email Email

Carers Direct Helpline

City and County

age All Ages

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Bereavement and Loss

When someone you care about dies or is seriously ill, it is very difficult. There’s no right or wrong way to feel, but it’s natural to have strong reactions. If an animal you love dies, this can be very upsetting too. People can feel scared, confused, numb, or out of control. You might even feel like you’ll never feel OK again. These feelings will change over time– it’s really tough, but certain things can help you cope.

Self-Care for Mental Health

It’s OK not to be OK.

Just like our physical fitness, we need to look after our mental health to feel good. When you’re not feeling OK, it’s OK to talk about this and ask for help.

Family Separation

There are lots of reasons why some parents split up. Usually, it’s because one (or both) of the parents is unhappy. They might think they need to be apart to make things better. Your parents may argue and shout, but remember it is not your fault that this is happening.