Young carers are people aged 12 to 25 who care for a family member or friend who has an illness, disability, a mental health issue or an alcohol or other drug issue.
STAND by for some new and exciting information about the Young Carer Program, under the new Carer Gateway!
We can support you to balance your caring role and your school, college or uni work
In the past, we’ve met with school principals to adjust a young carer’s timetable around their responsibilities at home, arranged short-term tutoring and helped with the cost of school equipment. Whatever it is you’re finding difficult, we’ll do what we can to help.
Take a break
Do you ever wish you had a few hours just to yourself?
We can help you figure out what a break from caring would look like to you, and help with the cost of making that happen.
Young Carers Network
The young carers Network is a National online platform where young carers can share stories, connect with other young carers and attend webinars.
Talk it over
Do you ever feel like you just need to talk to someone who gets it?
Our carer counsellors understand some of the challenges you face, and can help you work through them.
We also work with play therapists and drama therapists if ‘just talking’ isn’t right for you. These approaches work really well with younger children.
Young Carer Bursary Program
Each year, a number of bursaries of $3,000 are available to young carers aged 12 – 25 who are engaged in secondary education or higher. Applications open each year in about July.
Find out more about the program http://youngcarers.net.au/young-carer-bursary-program/