This is an enlightening interview discussing the difficulties in spotting a hidden carer, who often goes unnoticed when dealing with the challenge of looking after a parent or sibling who has a mental health difficulty.
Young carers – how to spot them and provide the right support
Anna Bateman interviews Emma Francis, Client Services Manager for Homegroup, part of Birmingham’s Mental Health Care and Support Service.
This is an enlightening discussion on the difficulty of spotting the hidden carer who often goes unnoticed when dealing with the challenge of looking after a parent or sibling who has a mental health difficulty.
Emma helps us to identify some very important signs that a child may be looking after the needs of a family member, even when the child doesn’t always realise themselves that they are in fact a young carer.
Find out more on how to spot the signs and provide support for young carers in an appropriate and supportive way.
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