Young carers quiz

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Here are six questions to get you thinking

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Question 1

If your parent or family member is having problems coping, should you help out around the house more than usual?

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Answer

Yes – but not too much!

Helping out is good, and we all want to help when someone is ill. It is normal for children to help their parent or family member with a few jobs around the home, but remember you are still a child. You still need to spend time with your friends, have enough time for school and homework, and keep up your hobbies. Do not take on too much!

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Question 2

If your parent or family member is suddenly taken into hospital, is it your fault?

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If a parent or family member has to go into a psychiatric hospital it’s never your fault! Even if you have done something wrong or did not do what you were told, it’s nothing to do with your parent or family member being ill.

If a parent or family member has to go into a psychiatric hospital it’s never your fault! Even if you have done something wrong or did not do what you were told, it’s nothing to do with your parent or family member being ill.

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Question 3

If things are difficult for you at home is it OK to talk to someone about it?

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If something is bothering you or you don’t understand what is happening, it is very important to talk to somebody about it. It’s best to talk to someone you trust,

Like your brother or sister, a friend, a friend’s parent or your teacher.

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Question 4

If your parent or family member says something strange or silly to a neighbour, is it OK to be embarrassed?

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If your parent or family member does something strange or silly you may feel embarrassed. But all parents embarrass their children sometimes. Like telling cheesy jokes or telling the neighbours something about you when you are right there! It’s not nice, but what the neighbours think is their own business.

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Question 5

If your parent or family member has a mental illness, can you still do fun things?

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Even if a parent or family member has a mental illness, you can still do fun things. Play football, go dancing, anything – whatever makes you happy.

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Question 6

If a parent or family member says things that just cannot be true is it OK to laugh?

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If your parent or family member says strange or untrue things it might be something you can all have a laugh about – or not – it will depend on the situation.

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Question 7

There are no right or wrong answers to these questions and we hope this site will help you with any questions you may have.

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Looking after your family as well as yourself can be hard work. It means you have less time left for your school work and doing the things you enjoy, but there are people who can help you.

With local school pupils, we’ve designed this new website to help you find advice and groups in Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley who can help you.

Your rights

Want to see what your rights as a young carer are?

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Help

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