Young carers

The Commissioner's office has produced work around how the caring responsibilities of young carers affect their health and wellbeing.

Young carers publications

Coping is difficult, but I feel proud: Perspectives on mental health and wellbeing of young carers

Children and Young People’sCommissioner Scotland, Carers Trust Scotland and Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance, February 2017. A study representing the first research in the UK to match young carers and their perceptions of their health and wellbeing against a comparable sample of other young people.

Download a PDF of Coping is difficult, but I feel proud.

See an infographic on the views of young carers involved in the research.