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In Switzerland, the awareness of children, adolescents and young adults providing care, assistance or support for other family members or friends (also called «young carers») remains low. To increase the awareness of this topic among the general population, and to enable young carers to share their personal experiences, the Swiss channel SRF will broadcast a documentary film by Helen Arnet entitled «Schwere Last auf schmalen Schultern – wenn Kinder Angehörige pflegen» (Heavy burden on narrow shoulders - when children care for their relatives).
Young carers are an important research topic for Careum Research, the research institute of the Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences in Zurich. Prof. Dr. iur Agnes Leu, "Young Carers"- Programme Director, was involved in the creation of this documentary film and participated with an interview.
The documentary (in German) will be broadcasted on the 20th and 21st of September 2018 and after that it will be available here.
More information about the research activity of the Careum Young Carers research team is available on the Careum website.