Pain, ‘the unwelcome guest’, affects everyone in the family, but we realise it can be particularly tough for young adults with siblings or parents living in pain. Check out our resources and find out more about the help and support available.
Two podcasts featuring the experiences of young adults and their families, information about how pain can affect the lives of young adults, as well as top tips on communication. Listen now…
A booklet accompanying the podcasts with further info is available here.
Two articles from Pain Matters Magazine.
How to manage your emotions. Anger, resentment and frustration are feelings often experienced by young people who live in a family affected by pain. Family therapist Liz Forbat, talks about how to manage these emotions.
Visit our Pain Concern Carer Community forum for those of you aged 16-25 living with and/or caring for someone with chronic pain and get support from and share experiences with others in the same situation.
Join the forum here.
Ask the experts
Here you can also pose questions to our expert panel made up of family therapists and pain specialists. They’ll help you to understand more about your family member’s pain condition, its effects on life at home and what you can do to help prevent pain from taking over.
Ask us questions here
Projects across the UK provide advice and social activities for young carers and support for the whole family: www.youngcarer.com/young-carers-services
Get info and advice and connect with other young adult carers: matter.carers.org
NHS info on all aspects of being a young (adult) carer, including your rights: www.nhs.uk
Our Young Adult Carers project is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council.