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On this day, dedicated to mental health, Eurocarers would like to shed light on young carers, a group of young people that is particularly vulnerable to mental distress and illness and yet that largely remains invisible.
Young carers are people under the age of 18 who provide care to a family member or a friend, who has a chronic illness, disability, frailty or addiction. They assume a level of responsibility that is usually associated with an adult.
Being a young carer is a risk factor for mental health.
Read Eurocarers Press Release here.