Letting the world know you are here

Young Carers letting the world know you are here

Being a Young Carers is nothing to be embarrassed about because any family member can become sick therefore becoming a Young Carer can happen to anyone at any time. There are still a lot of Young Carers who are struggling alone because they are unsure of how to get help, too exhausted to even care about themselves, do not know what a Young Carer is or just embarrassed about being a Young Carer.

Let’s be brave and let the world know young carers are not invisible, you matter, you want the same opportunities as everyone else and you want people to understand how difficult it can be sometimes for the person you care for and for you caring for them. Let’s stop hiding and become included.

Young Carers you are not alone…

Southend Young Carers would like to challenge all our Young Carers to create a blog about the life of a carer normally or the life of a carer while in isolation due to Covid19 and email them to Louise at youngcarers@southend.co.uk. The first five we receive will win a surprise gift.

It would be great to let the world know what a young carer is, what your daily life is like, what support from friends, family, school and agencies have offered. Plus any worries you may have or difficulties you face as a young carer.

You can add tips for other young carers on keeping calm, keeping active, self-care and managing your care responsibilities.

You can let everyone know about your individual interests, your hopes, dreams, achievements, who your inspirational people are and a whole lot more.

Be imaginative, be you and be brave.

If you are not ready to share your blogs or videos publicly, still email them to Louise but put a big message telling me not to share them or they can be shared anonymously. You Choose.

If you want them to go on our web page or Facebook page then let me know that too.

Remember this can be a recording, Tik Tok video, written blog, art piece, song or poem. You do not need to have your face in any of them if you don’t want to and please do not give any school names or details that could identify your home address in your creative work, to help protect you.

We look forward to seeing what you create. Good Luck!