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Fact sheet

My Care Report

50,000 young people in the UK live with a parent with severe mental health problems. However, young carers often lack information to understand their parents’ mental health problems and need more information to help them cope. Given these emotional and physical pressures, young carers' own physical and mental health is at risk

The MyCare project was created by the Mental Health Foundation, in association with The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, to raise awareness of young carers aged 9-25. The project worked with young carers’ service workers, mental health professionals, education professionals and young carers themselves. The aim was to explore the needs of young people who care for a parent with severe mental illness, the factors that offer these young people a chance to build resilience against mental illness, and how services could best support these young carers.

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