If you look after a parent, relative, brother or sister who is ill, has a long-term illness, has a physical or mental disability, is addicted to drugs or alcohol, then you could be a young carer.
Sometimes it might be too much to cope with and you may feel alone, angry or worried. It’s good to talk about how you feel and ask for help if you need it.
Caring for someone can make you feel tired so try to look after yourself too. It’s okay to have some time doing things you enjoy, like relaxing with friends or listening to music. The person you are caring for wants you to enjoy life too.
It can be hard to think about your future, whether you plan to get a job or apprenticeship, go to college or university. But you have to live your life too. That doesn’t mean that you love your family any less. There are many support groups locally to help you.