The figures come from the Carers Trust, which is highlighting the plight of young carers as part of a new campaign to raise funds to give them a break from their caring roles.
Research conducted last year, but published alongside the launch of the campaign this week, looks at the experiences of almost 300 young adult carers aged 14 to 25 and focuses specifically on those who are still at school.
It found that 38 per cent of the school-aged young carers, who had an average age of 15.5, reported having a mental health problem, while only half said they had received additional support from a member of staff within their school.
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