A national survey has shown increases in stress, and a steep decline in mental health among young carers and young adult carers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The survey has also highlighted how the pandemic and lockdown has negatively impacted on young carers education.

Carers Trust Scotland conducted the survey of young carers (aged 12 to 17) and young adult carers (aged 18 to 25) in Scotland to find out how they have been impacted by Coronavirus. You can access the full report HERE

The findings are important and represent the only national base of evidence on how young carers and young adult carers in Scotland have been impacted by Coronavirus.

Findings include:

  • 45% of young carers and 68% of young adult carers in Scotland say their mental health is worse as a result of Coronavirus
  • 71% of young carers and 85% of young adult carers in Scotland who responded to the survey were more worried about the future since coronavirus
  • 58% of young carers in Scotland say their education is suffering as a result of Coronavirus
  • 74% of young carers and 73% of young adult carers in Scotland who responded to the survey say they feel less connected to other than they did before the pandemic.

For more info on Carers Trust Scotland visit https://carers.org/our-work-in-scotland/our-work-in-scotland