It’s important that all young people are as healthy as they can be to get the most out of life. However, when you’re caring for someone else, you can feel even more responsibility to be healthy so you’re able to look after the people you love, the best you can.
Our Young Carers Council have come up with the best ways you can look after yourself as young carers. Read on for more information!
Having a good diet is a great way to make sure you stay well and making sure your body has all the nutrients it needs to do the things you want to do. But what is a good diet?
Keep those germs away!
For many people, coming into contact with mild germs can actually be a good thing - it helps their immune system stay strong and healthy.
For young carers, staying well is like giving an extra layer of protection to the person they look after. We want to make sure you feel supported and understand how to take care of yourself, which then creates a safe environment for everyone.
Here’s how our Young Carers Council members make sure they keep bugs at bay:
Check out this cool science trick that shows how important it is to wash your hands!
Look after your mental health
Did you know that 1 in 3 young carers experience issues with their mental health? Caring can be tough, carrying the weight of other people’s issues and your own worries can be a heavy load to bare.
Let’s hear how our Young Carers Council members try to keep their mental health positive...
Our Young Carers Council created two great activities which are designed to help you calm yourself down. Take a look!
Did you know young people (aged 6 – 16) should get at least 60 minutes of moderate physical activity every day?
Here’s some examples of exercise that of Young Carers Council like to do:
Join one of our activities!
Our Young Carers Council members make sure to book onto wellbeing activities that we are running, so they can connect with others who really get what they’re going through.
Have a look and see what’s on offer for young carers! We’ve done some pretty cool stuff like teen yoga, kayaking, tobogganing and craft sessions, so there's definitely something for everyone!
We’re here to help
Have a question about caring or want to join a wellbeing activity? Talk to someone from our friendly Support Team! Call 0800 038 8885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Mon - Fri, 9am - 1pm).
If you're under 14 years old, please make sure you ask your trusted adult to contact us.