Organisations that can help

There is a lot of support available nationally and locally. Support services may vary depending on where you live and your caring role.

These services are available nationally


NHS Choices Support

How to get help from school, social workers and healthcare professionals. There are videos of young carers talking about their experiences.

You can find out more here


NHS Carers Direct helpline

Open from 9am-8pm Monday to Friday, and from 11am-4pm at weekends. Closed on bank holidays.

Phone: 0300 123 1053


HeadScape

Designed by young people in Bexley and Greenwich, a trusted website to check your feelings, do quizzes and find out if you need help and where to find it.

A simple to use, ‘one stop’ source of self-help about mental health issues and conditions.

Website: www.headscapebexley.co.uk

Website: www.headscapegreenwich.co.uk


These services are only available locally


Imago Young Carers

Supports young people aged 8-18 living in Bexley. Social groups for young carers called chill hubs.

Websiteimago.community

Phone: 0300 111 1110  Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

Email: hello@bexleyyoungcarers.org.uk


For Imago Young Carers you need a referral.

This is where a professional helps you. You’ll need a teacher, school nurse, social worker or a healthcare professional like a GP to do this for you. We’ll need to contact your parent/guardian before making the referral.

It involves gathering information about your situation to get an idea about how best to help you.

It might be referred to as a Young Carers’ Assessment, but don’t worry, it’s not a test and there aren’t any right or wrong answers. You can find out a bit more about preparing for this here.