Support For Carers

Young People

If you are 5 – 24 years old and care for, or are affected by, a family member who has a physical or mental illness or misuses drugs or alcohol, you are a young carer.

Young carers might feel the need to keep an eye on the person they care for and worry about them when they are away from home.

Young carers do an amazing job and often feel very proud of the job they do. Our passionate young carers team support young people to reduce inappropriate or excessive caring and to ensure young carers have a chance to be children, first and foremost, by receiving opportunities to have a break from their caring roles, relax and make new friends, and access to self help tools to provide successful transitions into adulthood.

 

Self Help Toolkit - Young Carers 5-12 years

A toolkit of self-help resources to enable young carers to take care of themselves and address the main worries and concerns that they may have.

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Self Help Toolkit - Young Adult Carers 13-24 years

A toolkit of self-help resources to enable young carers to take care of themselves and address the main worries and concerns that they may have.

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Events

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Under 9’s Family Christmas party

For registered young carers by invitation only Get in to the Christmas…

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9-12’s Christmas party

For registered young carers by invitation only Get in to the Christmas…

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Courses

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Suffolk Family Carers have been approved by Mental Health First Aid…

Suffolk Family Carers have been approved by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England to deliver Youth MHFA training to those who work with, live with, teach or support young people aged 8 to 18 years. The skills-based training teaches people to spot the…

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