Childline has launched an app that is the first to provide counselling to young people in need of help directly through their mobile devices. Available as a free download so young people can easily access Childline's online services, which include:
- 1-2-1 chat with a counsellor
- 'Ask Sam' problem pages
- Private locker - a personal area where young people can track their mood and write down their thoughts.
XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. Available Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm, Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm
A British Heart Foundation pack for children aged 3-8 who are coming to terms with the loss of a loved one. This resource helps parents, grandparents, carers, and guardians to encourage children to express the sentiments that they never got the chance to say, as well as learning how to hold onto the memories of those they loved.
Limited fund available to give young carers aged under 18 up to £300 to spend on a break from their caring role and to give them a choice about how they take this break.
Website with comprehensive list of funding sources for household items for families on low income.
Information booklet for young people who live with someone with a mental illness. Designed for young people, by young people, it is packed full of useful information including sections on understanding mental health, support services, getting help and advice and suggestions for looking after your own well-being.
The YCRG conducts high quality research, evaluation and consultancy on all matters relating to children with caring responsibilities – young carers – in order to advance knowledge and inform the development of health and social care policy and good practice.
Free, safe social learning platform for schools to publish blogs, videos, pictures, and audio online, where they can be shared with a like-minded network of schools around the world. Includes the Young Carers in Focus national project.
Factsheet for schools
Resource for schools
Sheffield's Carers Strategy is a city Wide joint multi-agency strategy that has been developed by carers, carer advocacy groups, providers and community organisations, Sheffield City Council and NHS partners, defining the key actions and services that are required to improve carers’ lives.
Support for children who have siblings with terminal and life limiting conditions.
Book to help younger children understanding and feelings about illness and change, including basic concepts of illness and healthy coping skills. Incldues lots of scpae for drawings.
Booklet for teachers and school staff including information on impacts of parental substance misuse on pupils, what schools can do to help, relevant legislation and guidance, and useful websites.
A booklet designed by young carers for young people who live with someone with a drug or alcohol problem