The Sefton Young Carers Team would like to let everyone know that during these difficult and uncertain times we are still here to offer support, in any way that we can, to young carers and their families.
We know that this situation must be very difficult for young people to understand, as the way we lead our everyday lives has had to change significantly and very quickly.
It is important at times like this we all stay connected, our team are available to call, please see contact details below:
Ruth Kinahan 0151 288 6081
Eve Bicker 0151 288 6093
Shelly Spencer 0151 288 6072
(If there is no answer please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible, you can also send us an email by clicking here)
Our Young Carers Team are regularly sending out free activity packs to any young carer in Sefton who would like one. The packs are full of ideas for games, quizzes, activities, arts, crafts and other fun things to do during lockdown. Every pack contains a challenge or competition and there are prizes for the winners.
We would like to say congratulations to Amelia who got 1st prize for creating a fantastic Stay Safe Poster and to all the other young carers who took part - click here to see lots of great entries.
If you would like to receive one of our free packs or need further information please contact one of the team on the numbers above.
We have also gathered together some information below to help support young carers to understand the current situation surrounding COVID-19 that we hope you will find useful.
For the latest news about Coronavirus for young people, CBBC Newsround - https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround#more-stories-2
The charity Young Minds have written a blog about what young people can do if they are feel anxious about Coronavirus - https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/
There is lots of support surrounding young people’s mental health on the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust website. They have free resources which you can download to support your wellbeing - https://www.cwmt.org.uk/
There is also a PDF workbook from Mindheart to download and print out, which you can use to colour or write down your thoughts about how you are feeling - https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
KOOTH is an online youth counselling service which can offer help and support through a secure platform online - www.kooth.com
NHS how to wash your hands (video) - https://www.nhs.uk/video/pages/how-to-wash-hands.aspx
For more general information about being a young carer please visit: