Life as a young carer AND student

When you’re at college or university, it can seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day for all the studying, revising or essay writing you have to do. Personally, some of that was down to procrastinating assignments until I suddenly had to complete them in one-sitting in a panic! But for some students, not only do they have all of the studying, revising or essay writing to do (and some procrastination thrown in), they’re also taking care of someone else. Our new website YACbook has been developed to help those who are students as well as young adult carers.  What does…

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The Importance of Self Care

The importance of self care: Research suggests that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in our lifetime. With the pressures of today, it can be difficult to manage daily tasks and take care of our needs. This can be particularly challenging when you are juggling a balance between family, relationships and your studies. While it’s normal to feel anxious, stressed and experience low mood occasionally, when it’s affecting your mental and physical health, extra support may be needed. If you start to feel overwhelmed or stressed, there are some signs to look out for, including…

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