Ross Kemp: Living With Young Carers

If you have been affected by the issues in the programme then please contact the following charities for further information and support.

CARERS UK provides information, advice and support to carers nationally. The advice covers a range of subjects relating to caring, including: Benefits and tax credits, employment rights, Carers assessments and how to get support, services available to carers and how to complain effectively and challenge decisions.

Helpline providing information is open Mondays and Tuesdays between 10am and 4pm Telephone: 0808 808 7777Email:

CARERS DIRECT provides telephone advice and support with caring issues. Carers Direct helpline 0300 1231 1053Helpline and webchat open: Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm and weekends 11am to 4pm


GADDUM works with children adults and families, offering listening, advice and support in Greater
CHILD ACTION NORTHWEST (CANW) works with children, young people and families in the North West of England.

Helpline (dedicated instant message) 01254 244700

Emmerdale - Sands

Sands support anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby, whether your baby died recently or long ago. The Sands helpline hours are:Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, plus Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 7pm – 10pm.

Calls to Sands’ Helpline on 0808 164 3332 are completely free.

Or email
Visit the website:

Emmerdale - Beat

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Visit Beat’s website for information about eating disorders and online support:

You can call 0808 801 0677 between 12pm - 8pm on weekdays, and 12pm - 4pm at weekends.

Answerphones are active after 8pm, and a member of Beat's Helpline staff will call you back if you leave a message.

You can also email , anonymous one-to-one webchat, social media messaging (@BeatEDSupport), and there are regular online support groups.

Beat’s Helpline offers support and information for all individuals affected by eating disorders – those with an eating disorder themselves and the circle around them.

If you live in Northern Ireland - please visit EDANI provides support, information and understanding across Northern Ireland to those affected by eating disorders as well as their families and friends. Their vision is that people affected by eating disorders will have their needs met appropriately with the provision of integrated services delivered by a range of statutory and voluntary agencies. They strive to challenge the root causes of eating disorders and to improve the quality of life for people affected by these devastating conditions. EDANI supports a process of recovery, with easy access to a range of support services.

If you live in Ireland visit the Bodywhys website for information on how to get advice:

Coronation Street - MIND

Mind operates in England and Wales. They run a helpline for members of the public, providing information on a range of topics including:

  • types of mental health problems
  • where to get help
  • medication & alternative treatments
  • advocacy

Infoline: 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

Phone: 0300 123 3393*


Text: 86463

*Calls from UK landlines are charged at local rates and charges from mobiles vary.

Information on mental health can be found at

Coronation Street - England Illegal Money Lending Team

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) is a specialist agency that investigates and prosecutes loan sharks and supports victims affected by this crime.

If you have borrowed from a loan shark you have not committed a crime, they have.

To report a loan shark call the 24/7 confidential hotline on 0300 555 2222, or text 07860022116. All calls are confidential and you can remain anonymous.

You can also email the team, or report a loan shark online at

Coronation Street - Victim Support

If you’ve been affected by knife crime, we can give you the support you need to move forward.

Our services are free, confidential and available to anyone in England and Wales, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it happened.

Visit us online at

Or call our free Supportline: 08 08 16 89 111

Emmerdale - Barnardos

Barnardo’s runs projects and schemes across the country supporting children, young people and families where abuse has happened. These may offer therapy and counselling to help children come to terms with their experience and move forward in life. Barnardo’s also works to increase public awareness of sexual abuse and to help children and young people protect themselves.

For more information visit: