Support for schools

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

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.

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.

Supporting Children and Young People who Self-Harm

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.

Supporting children who have a parent with a mental illness

Booklet for professionals including information on impacts of caring for a parent with mental illness, legislation and guidance, and practical actions you can take.

Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health Toolkit for Sheffield Schools

Toolkit for schools including information on indicators of possible mental health difficulties, actions schools can take and contact details for support agencies.

Supporting pupils who are young carers - Information for teachers and school staff

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.