Date(s) - 31/01/2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Each year Carers Trust organises Young Carers Awareness Day.
The purpose of the day is to raise public awareness of the challenges faced by young people because of their caring role, and to campaign for greater support for young carers and their needs.
Being a young carer is a risk factor for the mental health of children and young people. That’s why Young Carers Awareness Day 2019 will focus on mental health.
As a network partner of Carers Trust, Blackpool Carers Centre has organised this special event for professionals and decision-makers to:
- meet our Young Carers’ Team
- learn more about our service
- join in respite activities with our young carers.
This is a FREE event and refreshments will be provided.
What young carers told Carers Trust
- Young carers and young adult carers told us how their mental health is affected by the pressures of their caring role.
- All too often the mental health support they needed just wasn’t there.
- And even when support was available, their situation was often made worse by people or professionals who didn’t understand the specific difficulties and challenges faced by young people as a result of their caring role.
The message from these young carers to people in a position to make a difference is simple: #CareForMeToo!
What Carers Trust want to come out of the #CareForMeToo campaign
- Better public awareness of the mental health support needs of young carers.
- For the public and people who can make a difference – like politicians, commissioners and service providers – to pledge action to help young carers maintain good mental health.
If you would like to book a place at this event, or require further information, please contact Kerry Dalton on 01253 393748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org