During the first week of June, the focus will be on young informal carers. These young people look after a relative or parent. They do this for more than 8 hours a week and have been doing so for at least 3 months. Growing up with such a burden has a great impact. The Municipality of The Hague wants to help raise awareness, and talk about informal care.

For that reason, the Municipality of The Hague is collaborating with the Open Mind Foundation to bring this touring multimedia exhibition to the Atrium from June 1 to 16. To show you that you are not alone. Help is available and there are places you can go.

In the Netherlands, 1 in 6 children under the age of 18 are growing up with a parent with mental and/or addiction problems. In the Netherlands, these children are referred to as KOPP/KOV (Children of Parents with Mental Problems and Children of Parents with Addiction Problems). This may involve one or both parents. Adults also fall under this term; after all, they will always be the child of their parents.

Share your tips, stories and experiences on social media with #KINDVAN (Child Of), and help create more openness.

The Hague offers many places where informal carers can go for help.

For more information, go to www.stichtingopenmind.nl