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Who can help me?

Derrin’s Story

Watch the video to find out about the help Derrin gets from her local Young Carers Project. The video was made by Coventry Young Carers.

Meet more young carers like Derrin in our discussion boards and chat room.

These pages are about all the people who can help you and what they can (and can’t!) do. Children and young people who do a lot to look after someone in their family are often called “young carers” and they can get help from a Young Carers Project if they have one nearby. But there are lots of other people to help too. Click on “Talk to someone” to find out who will listen to you.  Or try “Who does what?” to find out what different workers can do to help.

Take a look at the rights that we think all young carers should have – do you agree?

We are here to help too! You can email us with questions or put a message up on the message board.

What to do in an emergency

The most important thing is to keep yourself safe – if you are not safe, you cannot help anyone else!

Next, if in doubt, call 999 for an ambulance, police or fire service. If you have a good reason for thinking that there is an emergency, it is okay to call 999, even if things turn out not to be as bad as you thought.

If there is an emergency that you think could happen to your family, maybe there is someone you can talk to about making a plan, just in case?

First aid

This BBC site has interactive cartoon tests that teach you what to do to help adults and children in different first aid situations, such as someone burning themselves, or finding someone unconscious. 

General health information

Children First For Health is a website run by Great Ormond Street Hospital. It offers free general health information for young people and families.