Are you a Young Carer? Not sure? Read on to find out more:
Young Carers are children under the age of 18 who provide care, assistance or other support to another family member who has a:
- Physical disability
- Sensory disability
- Learning disability
- Mental health problem
- Chronic illness
- Substance misuse problem
Young Carers may have to carry out one or more of the following tasks in their caring role:
Nursing care giving medication, injections, changing dressings, assisting with mobility etc.
Personal intimate care washing, dressing, feeding and helping with toilet requirements.
Emotional care monitoring the emotional state of the person cared for, listening, being a shoulder to cry on, supporting a parent through depression and trying to cheer them up. In cases where a young carer is supporting an adult with drug/alcohol misuse problem, they will often take a leading role in trying to keep that person safe.
Domestic care doing a substantial amount of housework, cooking, shopping, cleaning, laundry etc.
Financial care running the household, bill paying, benefit collection etc.
Child care taking responsibility for younger siblings in addition to their other caring responsibilities.
Communication communicating on behalf of the adult or family with & Interpreting agencies/services and interpreting for a language or sensory impairment.
Signpost for Young Carers is the main organisation that supports Young Carers in Stockport. Click here to find out more.
If you think you might be a Young Carer, please see your SLC, Head of College or Mrs Windsor to find out what support is available for you.
Support from the School Nursing Service for Students in Year 9,10 and 11
The School Nursing Service is now offering a chlamydia screening and pregnancy testing service for students in years 9,10 and 11. Students can access this service by attending one of the drop in sessions at school. For more details of this service, please read a copy of the letter which was sent out to relevant parents/carers. If you have any questions, please see the school nurse during one of her drop in sessions or see Mrs J Windsor.
Supporting our LGBT Community in School
Priestnall Pride Club is run by students and aims to support our LGBT community. The group meets every Monday lunchtime in U11. All students are welcome to attend.
Support for Students’ Mental Health and Wellbeing
If you are feeling low in mood, stressed, anxious or are suffering from any other mental health issues, you can contact a new counselling service called Self Help E-Therapy. This service is the replacement for Stressbusters.
The flyer below contains details about how you can contact this service. You can do this yourself but if you would like to discuss this first with your Senior learning Co-ordinator, then please feel free to do so.
Central Youth – Drop in service for young people in Stockport