- Death (Family)
- General Health
- Harm Caused by Other People
- Sadness and Worry
- School Issues
- Self Harm
- Sexual Abuse and Rape
- Upset and Harm caused by Other People
- Upset and Harm caused by Other People (Family)
- Violence at Home
- Young Parents
- Young People in Care
Caring for Others
Offering sources of support for young people who care for others. Includes local and national services, and details of how to contact others in a similar position
Family Information Service
The Westwood Centre
The Family Information Service is an information source with details of support services for all aspects of family life. We have a lot of details about help for common issues faced by young people.
You are welcome to contact us regarding childcare, school holiday activities, leisure services and job vacancies. We can also provide information about organizations and helplines for young parents and carers
Our service is free, friendly and confidential. If we can’t help you ourselves, we may be able to put you in contact with other organizations that are able to support your needs.
Barnardo's - Flintshire Services
82-84 High Street
Flintshire Young Carers is a service for young people supporting a family member with health problems. We know that you’re going through a tough time, and we’re here to help you in any way we can.
We can offer individual support, group activities and a chance to meet other young people in a similar situation to you. We can also provide practical help through first aid training and cooking lessons which show you how to prepare meals for your whole family. We’ll help you learn how to budget your household, and give you opportunities for personal development.
We have links with many other services which might be able to support you, and we can refer you to these services if you ask us to.
Website www.riprap.org.uk (new window)
RipRap can help you cope when a parent has cancer. We know that you’re going through a hard time, and that you may feel scared and alone.
On our site you'll find stories from other young people dealing with the same situations as you are. You’ll find information and tips to help you understand and come to terms with what’s going on in your family. There’s also an interactive emotion selector, where you can tell us how you’re feeling – we’ll help to explore your thoughts and suggest ways of improving your mood.
If you can’t find the support you need on the site, please email us with any questions or concerns. All problems will be answered by experienced professionals working in this field.
Helpline Telephone: 020 8554 9004
Free from a landline phone: No
Free from a mobile phone: No
Appears on phone bill: Yes
Opening Hours: Varies – ring for details
At SupportLine, we offer emotional support for people of all ages. Our opening times vary - but if you call when we’re closed, a voicemail message will tell you when we’re next open.
Anything that you tell us is confidential. We won’t pass on your details to anyone else unless you want us to. All our operators are friendly, and we will listen very carefully to what you tell us.
We will work with you to try and develop your self esteem, giving you inner strength and the ability to move forward with your life. We may ask questions, which will allow you to explore the issue fully and work out your own way of improving your situation. We can also provide you with information about other services from around the UK which may be of use to you.
Young Carers Net
Website www.youngcarers.net (new window)
YCNet is committed to supporting young people who care for others, and our website is packed with information and advice, and the chance to interact in safety with other young carers from across the country.
You can chat with other young carers and with our friendly youth workers, read about other people in a similar position to you, as well as contribute to our forum by sharing your own experiences and advice with others. You can sign up for our monthly newsletter, and get answers to any questions you may have from agony aunts and youth workers.
There's also a section with details of other organisations and services that we think might be able to help you. If you have any comments about the site or need further help, feel free to email us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.