Useful links


As well as the information on our website, which we will be updating regularly, here are some links to other webpages you may find useful.

Please note some of these are geared towards how to help young people think about mental illness and caring for a parent with a mental illness.




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Royal College of Psychiatrists – This website may be able to answer any further questions you have – The Young Carers in Focus network on makewaves. A 4 year programme led by The Children’s Society working with young carer champions across England to advocate for change for young carers and their families. – This site brings together information, resources and links to help develop and implement best policy and practice for services to support black and minority ethnic young carers and family. You can find short, accessible bits of information, links to other good practice sites and resources, information about local projects and support, case studies and good practice guidance around multi-agency working and whole family support. – A Refugee Toolkit for all practitioners who support young refugees, asylum seekers and those who are young carers. The toolkit will enable all agencies to stay informed about the needs, rights and entitlements of young refugees and asylum seekers – YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences we campaign, research and influence policy and practice. We also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our website and our Parents’ Helpline, training and development services, outreach work and publications. HeadMeds gives young people in the United Kingdom general information about medication and conditions. – An introduction to mental illness written by and for young people, this great booklet covers all the questions that cross our minds no matter how weird they may seem. – A link to a range of good practice resources for all carers including some specifically for young carers that can be used by health professionals in their services. – Carers Trust’s one stop shop for a range of resources and services for young carers including discussion forums offering a safe space to ask questions and make friends with other young carers. Young Carers can also find services that are local to them. – Carers Trust’s main page with updates about all its work and services. – A page providing information on Carer Trust’s Triangle of Care project which promotes carer support and involvement in mental health services. You can find out if your local mental health provider is involved in the Triangle of Care here.

To help you find a young carer’s group in your area go to the following link: Information on youth outdoor safety National Safety Council information about playing outside Connecting people with professional support such as a counsellor or psychotherapist