#IAMWHOLE / OUR NEWS

It is Carer’s Week. There are more than 700,000 young carers in the UK & Ireland, who provide vital care for family members, including doing housework, washing, dressing, providing medication, cooking and providing emotional support.

However, they are much more likely to experience mental health difficulties than other young people their age. This is demonstrated by an estimated 38% of young carers experiencing mental health difficulties.

So this week the #IAMWHOLE campaign is showing our support for #carersweek and young carers across the UK & Ireland by sharing the stories of young people like Sophia and Enya.

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And remember, if you or a friend are experiencing mental health difficulties and don’t know where to turn, go to our Find Help page for information on who you can contact and speak to.

#IAMWHOLE / OUR MISSION

Mental health difficulties can affect any child or young person, across all spectrums of society. Currently in the UK and Ireland, nearly one million children and young people have a diagnosed mental health difficulty. This is equivalent to three children in every classroom.

#IAMWHOLE is an anti-stigma mental health campaign developed in partnership with the NHS and YMCA with the aim of encouraging young people to speak out and seek help by:

1

Starting conversations
with young people about
mental health

2

Educating young
people on
mental health

3

Encouraging young people
to share their experiences of

mental health

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