Young carers

Are you under 18 and help to care for someone with a physical and/or mental condition, or drug or alcohol misuse?

Young people tell us they:

  • enjoy helping their families, but don't know what to do when things become overwhelming
  • wish they had a family life like many young people out there who don't have caring responsibilities
  • hate to see their loved one suffering or needing help and they wish they could do more to help
  • have money worries
  • would love to know how to cope with tiredness, worry, stress, anger, sadness, loss and self-harming


What can you do:

Call in to one of our Access Points where we can give you information, help and support you to cope with your feelings and worries.

Join one of our Youth Projects to get a break from your worries, make friends, build your confidence and self-esteem, discuss issues of concern to young people, take part in sports, drama, dance, music, workshops and outdoor activities in a safe environment.

YC Hertfordshire has a youth project specifically for young carers in the Stevenage and North Herts areas:

You can also speak to a YC Hertfordshire personal adviser at your school or college.

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