An inspirational blog and audio of radio DJ and presenter Jo Whiley’s story about her experiences as a young carer
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
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.
Factsheet for schools
Resource for schools
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.
Guidelines for those working with children and young people, including information about what self-harm and its causes, the cycle of self-harm/cutting, coping strategies, how to help, plus resources including a school’s checklist for self-harm procedures and practices, an incident form sample and a fact sheet for parent/carers.
Free educational resources containing advice, guidance and information on managing a wide range of mental health issues including short (20–30 minutes) online learning sessions to help adults identify mental health problems in children and young people.
Booklet for professionals including information on impacts of caring for a parent with mental illness, legislation and guidance, and practical actions you can take.
Toolkit for schools including information on indicators of possible mental health difficulties, actions schools can take and contact details for support agencies.
This toolkit is aimed at schools in Scotland but contains a range of useful ideas and information
Booklet including information on who young carers are, guidance and legislation, impacts of caring on school life, and practical tips on what schools can do to help their pupils with caring responsibilities.