Wellengang Hamburg provides support and counselling for children living with parents with mental illness. Through collaboration with pediatricians, school, social services and psychiatrists, the project focuses on prevention, education and empowering families.
The AG Jump is an initiative driven solely by volunteers to support young people up to 25 years of age who provide care for a parent, sibling, grandparent or other close relative with a physical, mental or cognitive health impairment. It is estimated that 1-2 students per class tend to be involved in supporting a family member with caregiving. Hence, AG Jump have initiated a pilot project that encourages cooperation between schools, health and social services to raise awareness of young carers and to develop and test various support tools to be used by professionals.