The website of the Royal College of Psychiatrists may be able to answer any further questions you have.
Here are a number of websites especially for young people:
www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people – 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 this website and our Parents’ Helpline, training and development services, outreach work and publications.
www.headmeds.org.uk HeadMeds gives young people in the United Kingdom general information about medication and conditions.
http://www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk/ – 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.
www.rcn.org.uk/virtualward – 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.
www.youngcarers.net – 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.
www.carers.org – Carers Trust’s main page with updates about all its work and services.
http://professionals.carers.org/health/articles/triangle-of-care – 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: