Sidekick is an anonymous and confidential text service for young carers aged 13-18 in the UK

You can text us any time, about anything that's bothering you as a young carer. Our friendly team will find you the answers you need and text you back within 24 hours.

What can I text about?

Anything! You may have something you’re worried about or just a question about everyday life. We’re here to talk and help you get useful answers.

How does it work?

Text any question to 07888 868 059. We will text you back with the most useful answer within 24 hours.

You can text as many times as you like. It’s always anonymous and confidential.

It’s free to text if you have free texts in your mobile plan. If not, it will cost the normal rate charged by your mobile phone provider.