Julie-Anne is 12 and helps look after her older sister who has epilepsy.
I became a carer about 3 years ago. I care for my older sister who has epilepsy, and she has to take medication and can be in bed a lot. I often make her food and if she ever looks bored, I’ll go into her room with a board game.
Sometimes it’s hard because I feel rejected by her, if she tells me to go away. The good things are I like the feeling that I’m helping, and I like to distract my sister from being on her phone.
You need to know that if you need a break from caring, it’s fine, and it’s important to look after your own mental health.
Surrey Young Carers gives me a break and a chance to talk about what happens at home. There’s more freedom.