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Your thoughts - Your world
Starting soon: Mental health themed week starting on 27th March. We hope you'll join in!
Wales - University taster day for young adult carers: Bangor 11th-12th April
Latest event: Drugs and alcohol themed week. Click here to catch up on it and take our poll.
Nobody really likes being interviewed - even celebrities get nervous at interviews, but nerves can make us forget simple things like listening or paying attention. However, there are some things you can do to try and keep nerves in check.
Practice for the interview. This helps you get used to the structure of interviews, the fact that they usually start with an easier question, such as “tell us about your experience of university/college/school”. Friends and family can help, or ask your Young Adult Carer Support Worker if you can practice being interviewed.
I feel like i have proven to myself that even though im a care i can still pass with high levels. On wednesday i found out that i go a grade 5 merit on the clarinet. It was an amazing feeling but i will never forget the reson why i continued on and never gave up!
Drugs and alcohol themed week, 30th Jan - 3rd Feb 2017
Drugs and alcohol – how it impacts on you and the person you care for. This week, we are running a themed week on this topic. We’ll be providing expert tips on caring for someone who has a drug or alcohol issue, as well as providing information about how to access the best support, for both you and the person you care for. We hope you’ll find this event useful, and we hope you’ll join us by sharing your own experiences with others.
Follow the links in the comments to find posts shared during this event.
Hi there im Abi im 16 and im just finishing high school
How do people do with the pressure of being a young carer and dealing with exams?
Hi there! Just want to say a big thank you to the online support team for the amazon gift card I won in December. I spent my money on hair dye & lovely clothes for my friends wedding this Saturday. Thank you ever so much x ❤
m family hates me and i am struggling to cope with things they say to my younger brother and it really upsets me
If any of you are Young/Young Adult Carers (I know some of you are but sssshhhh My wording is sleepy.) Or young/young adult carers who's caring roles has ended. Could you please answer the Red Questions and answer an additional question: "What would you like to tell professionals on how to support young/young adult carers."
Who here believes that EMA should be increased for young adult carers as our circumstances vary considerably in comparison to those who don't have an adult or child dependent on them?