Growing up as a young carer was tough. I didn't have the best childhood because of everything going on at home.
Both my parents needed help and I had to grow up fast.
I had great support from the charity Crossroads, but at secondary school I don't think teachers fully understood the responsibilities I had.
There were times I needed to leave the classroom and take a phonecall about my parents, but the teachers wouldn't let me.
I have designed a wristband for young carers. It's reversible so they can choose whether to show the words 'I Am A Young Carer' or change it to 'Awesome, Confident, Legend.'
I hope it helps teachers recognise who might need a bit of help and understanding in the classroom.
Thank you to the Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust for supporting me with this fix.
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Shak & Natasha