LEAVING SOMEBODY ILL AT HOME IS HARD
Leaving home to become a university student is a big and important transition in anyone's life. When you have a family member who is ill or who lives with a disability, chances are you are used to caring for them and maybe worrying about them too. And those factors might make the decision to go to university feel even more complicated.
Hope have created a guide for university students who support family members, written by young people, which offers tips for students in similar situations.
When Ben moved to Oxford University, he found himself suddenly unable to care for his mum any more. Watch his vlog to find out how he copes with being far from home and how he adjusted to uni life.
Do you have a similar story to share? Visit the Student Minds Blog to find out how to share your story.