my camhs lady has suggested that dd1 (9) may benefit from being part of this
I always thought it was only for young people who actually care for their parent/gaurdian but she assures me that it isn't only for that but also for young people who are affected by living with a parent/gaurdian/person with long term illness
social worker suggested this for ds, at the time when we only knew his sister was disabled, so that would have been on the strenght of his being a carer so to speak for his older sister; I think they do do that sort of thing
however, we never heard back from them and I believe they get very busy
I do some work with a local Young Carers project - I think the young people get a lot out of it - some time for themselves, opportunities to do new stuff, make new friends etc etc. I would say that it would definitely be worth checking out
Good to hear that you're doing so well. (As an aside, I thought you were great apologising the way you did on that other thread.)
I used to work for a Young Carer's project and plenty of the children were there because parents had mental health problems. She doesn't have to be helping you get dressed in the morning or anything like that iyswim. It was great, actually, a most of the young people seemed to get a lot out of it. I loved working there.
I know they are busy now and had to tighten up their criteria a bit since I left, but you should definitely ask to get her referred. Good luck with the recovery!