Support for learning
For some of you ‘something for me’ might mean joining a carers group. [See Websites in the Resources section at the end of this course for more information about carers organisations.] For example, the young adult carers in Renfrewshire have a social group that meets fortnightly. They take part in a range of activities, learning together and supporting each other in their caring roles. Joining a support group may just be about having fun with people who understand the challenges in your life.
Clair, a young adult carer in Renfrewshire, comments about what she gains from being part of the young adult carers group.
Everyone needs a break from their emotions, you know just to kind of sit and have a laugh and a chat with someone, get it all out, you know.
Listen to young adult carers Clair, Jade and Scott talking about how they support each other.
Are you thinking about taking up something that’s ‘just for me’? Perhaps you would like to join a group, meet new friends, or study something that’s just for you.