Yes We Care: Guide for young carers considering Higher Education

Booklet for young carers considering Higher Education including information on:

  • Help when you're at school
  • Help when you're at college or sixth form
  • Information about how to manage caring and studying
  • Top tips about making university a reality
  • Real life stories from students who are carers

Childline's 'For Me' counselling app

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 (currently only available on Apple phones - Android version in development). App includes access to:

  • 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.

Kooth - free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

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

The Small Creature - British Heart Foundation pack for bereaved children

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.

Grants website

Website with comprehensive list of funding sources for families on low income. You can search by type of grant (children, adults, holidays, equipment etc) or by condition within the family to find specialist pots for families affected by illness or disability.

Minds, Myths and Me

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.

Suicide Prevention Pathway for Children and Young People in Sheffield - March 2017

This document helps us to understand the risks of suicide in young people and sets out how we will work in partnership to reduce the risk and support those most in need.

Loughborough University Young Carers Research Group (YCRG)

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.

Sheffield Carers Strategy 2016-2020

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.

When Someone Has A Very Serious Illness. Children Can Learn To Cope With Loss And Change

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. 

Supporting pupils with substance misusing parents

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.