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Health and wellbeing - Young Carers

Health Wellbeing Young Carers Panel

Help for young carers

If you're a young carer, friends and relatives are often the first people to turn to for help with problems. Talking things through with them can be really helpful.

If you find it hard to talk to others, try to write your thoughts in a diary, poem or letter first. This can help to make sense of your thoughts and how you feel, before getting help. Find out more about the help for Young Carers on the NHS website.

Caring safely at home

These video-based resources are designed to help people look after someone safely at home. They can help you care for people in any situation.

Each section has a set of videos designed to give you and the person you care for practical and relevant information to support you.

Watch the caring safely at home videos

Mental health

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Find out more about mental health support

My Mental Health - Video and Toolkit

My Mental Health is a Carers Trust project that provided young carers, young adult carers and the staff who support them with the knowledge, confidence and opportunities to understand their mental health needs and campaign to bring about positive change.

Throughout the project, 281 young carers were involved in local and national campaigning activity. We brought together some of the young carers and young adult carers to discuss their achievements and what involvement meant to them. Using their testimony, we worked together to co-produce this video to show the importance of giving young and young adult carers a voice to campaign on issues that matter to them.

Explore the Breaking the Silence on Mental Health toolkit

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Primary Care Network (PCN) Plymouth Carer Identification and Support Project

The project's main aim is to support GP practices (as part of their Primary Care Network) in Plymouth to improve their identification and recognition of carers, with a focus on carer coding (including the new carer contingency code), enabling population health management approaches such as increased vaccination uptake for carers. The impact of the project will be the following improvements:

  • Increased recognition and awareness of carers in GP practices,  as part of the increased overall awareness of GP quality markers
  • Support GPs to use the correct coding of carers using the NHS England Coding Unpaid Carers: SNOMED CT
  • Improved recognition and identification of carers will enable greater take-up of COVID-19 and Flu vaccinations, encouraging more PCNs to offer young carer vaccinations
  • An increase in the number of carers registered and consistency of codes in general practice will help measure success

For more information, please view the PCN Plymouth Carer Identification and Support Project page on the NHS Futures Platforms website.

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