Newquay to St Agnes: 16 miles I left home again on Thursday 23 June, after coming back to see my family. The day before I leave, our beautiful little rabbit, Sooty, gets very sick. We take him to the vets, he has fly strike. They put him on oxigen, give him an anaesthetic and do […]
My Time for writing
My Time for writing is a space to share my story and raise awareness of the challenges faced by young carers. The page will grow organically as I prepare for and progress along the path. It also features all blog posts.
Young carers face many challenges and responsibilities which, as well as having positive impacts, can have a detrimental effect on their education, health, social interactions and psychological well-being.
They often go unnoticed, sometimes not knowing themselves that they are young carers. Raising awareness can help communities, schools, healthcare professionals and others to identify young carers, understand what they do, respond to their needs as well as being sensitive to their wishes.
Every young carer has a different story to tell. Sharing those stories helps to connect with others and feel supported. It can also help to articulate and understand feelings of guilt and frustration.
Young carers can carry burdens long into adulthood. Help them lighten the load by reading these pages, sharing, raising awareness and donating to MyTime.