26th January 2017
As today is Young Carers Awareness Day, this morning’s Radio Merseyside Breakfast Show included a piece about young carers and the challenges they face every day. In the UK there are approximately 700 thousand young carers and Carmel’s lower sixth student Jamie Boyd is one of them. Jamie, who studies English, Psychology and Drama was invited to Radio Merseyside last week along with other young carers to speak to the producer about her experiences.
Jamie said “My aim is to stop stereotypical views about young carers as well as mental health. I’ve also spoken at a number of conferences about these issues and hope to tackle the stigma around them.”
More information about Young Carers Awareness Day can be found on the Carers Trust website https://carers.org/young-carers-awareness-day The Radio Broadcast can be heard at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04nkhmz (48 minutes into the programme).