There are several reasons why being a young carer could have an impact on your physical health. Perhaps you are having to lift and carry things, or you may be struggling to get a healthy diet or enough exercise because there is so much going on in your life that you don’t feel you have the time to prioritise these.
Caring should not become so big in your life that it starts to impact your physical health.
If you feel there is an issue with your physical health, the most important thing to do is arrange an appointment with your GP. Your GP will understand what being a young carer is like.
Below are some links to organisations in North Tyneside who may be able to help you with your physical health.