When I was nine, my father had a stroke, whilst my mother struggled with her mental health. Since then, I’ve cared for both my parents and have discovered various coping techniques that I’m keen to share with others.
I’ve recently taken a lead role in a mental health project run by the Youth Council for Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource. As part of this, I’ve planned and delivered mindfulness sessions for young carers to help them deal with their caring responsibilities.
I also act as a student mentor and hope to expand this role to support more people in their studies and personal development.