#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.
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: