The Young Carers programme uses art extensively to support young carers. Creativity is recognised for its potential to heal people, express hidden emotions, reduce stress, fear and anxiety and promote a sense of autonomy.

We are building a collection of individually drawn and decorated pebbles which will be placed around the community for people to pick up.

Each pebble is unique with positive patterns, drawings, animals and words. On the reverse is our link to Instagram havant_young_carers_ under the hashtag #hiddenrocks, so the finders can link us as a community through Instagram and Facebook. Have you found one yet?

Earlier this year, lots of young people from our Young Carers groups produced this large poster. They have all added words, patterns, colour, drawings in response when asked: 'what do you do as young carer?' & 'what skills do you have that 'help others?'.