What is a Carer?
A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
Please let us know that you are a carer by completing our Register a Carer form.
- Help and support for carers pack
- The Carers Cafe Information Leaflet (this is held in Biggleswade on the 1st Saturday of each month.)
Are You a Young Carer?
A young carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps look after a relative who has a condition, such as a disability, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem. Most young carers look after one of their parents or care for a brother or sister.
- Help and support for young carers aged 18 and under pack
- The Hub Leaflet – For young adult carers aged 16 – 25
CHUMS / CAMHS Parent/Carer Education Sessions
CHUMS / CAMHS are due to provide some upcoming parent/carer education sessions. The sessions are available to parents and carers of children and young people who are registered with a Bedfordshire or Luton GP.You do NOT need to be open to CAMHS or CHUMS to access these.
The sessions are for parents/carers and siblings over the age of 18, children and young people themselves CANNOT attend.
Links to book tickets are also here:
- Teenage Mental Health Sessions Booking: Monday 17th October at Chiltern Academy, Luton. Please see this poster on the Teenage Mental Health Sessions for more information.
- Managing Emotions Session Booking: Monday 21st November at Bedford Academy, Bedford. Please see this poster on the Managing Emotions Sessions for more information.