Looking after yourself as a young carer

Looking after yourself as a young carer

Being a young carer can sometimes be stressful and tiring, so it’s important to look after yourself as well as the person you care for.

Surrey Young Carers can help you take a break and have time just for yourself as a young person, and meet new friends.  Our staff are here to point you in the right direction to access some ‘me’ time, to renew your batteries.

Get in touch

If you’d like to get in touch with us to find out more about the service and how it can help, please call us on 01483 568 269, or email syc@actionforcarers.org.uk

Surrey Young Carers have helped. It’s always good to come here if you need some space away from all the drama.

Theo, young carer, Surrey

young women laughing

Top tips from our young carers:

  • Listen to your favourite music
  • Keep a diary
  • Get out side – go for a walk or a bike-ride
  • Doodle and draw
  • Read a book or watch a video
  • Talk to a friend!



Excercise can clear your head and take your mind off things, whether it’s joining a club or a class or just messing about with a ball.

I get up very early to go and practise my skating at the local rink. It takes my mind off of everything

Robert, young carer, Surrey

Avoiding bullying

Sometimes young carers feel exposed because of their caring role. Surrey Young Carers works to make sure everyone understands that being a young carer is something you can be proud of. But if you do find you’re being picked on – talk to someone.

Our young carers have some tips in this video they made:


SYC Referral

Refer a child or young person to Surrey Young Carers to apply for our support. Call us on 01483 568269 or email syc@actionforcarers.org.uk

Click here for our SYC support application form