As a young carer, you may sometimes feel worried or anxious when you’re away from the person you look after.
This is normal. If you spend time looking after someone, it’s natural to want to care for them when you’re not around.
You may not stop the worries fully, but there are things you can do to feel calmer.
Look at what you feel may help you feel less worried. You can have a think about it or try writing it down on paper or on your phone.
When things feel tough, it is natural to try hiding these emotions.
But it’s important to let someone know how you’re feeling so they can be there to support you.
It could be:
You can always text Sidekick for a friendly, confidential chat.
A plan can help you manage your worries. It can give you ideas of things to try or people to talk to when you feel worried.
Everyone’s plan will be different. Yours may include things like:
We can help you think about what could work for you. Text Sidekick for a friendly, confidential chat.
If no one else can check in, you could message or call them to check how they are doing.
But remember – it’s important that you get time for yourself too.