You may frequently miss school or lack time to finish homework. You may feel distracted or unconnected with your teachers and other students. You might even be considering leaving school because you find it hard to cope.
The Young Carer team can help if you are at risk of leaving school or a vocational training program early because of your caring responsibilities.
Some of the ways we can help include:
Be sure to check the events calendar for the next young carers support group in your area.
Young carers are children and young people up to 25 years old who provide care for a parent, a sibling or extended family member.
To access services, young carers do not need to be the primary carer. Assessment of each individual situation helps determine the impact of the caring role on the young carer and their need for support, so call the Carer Advisory Line 1800 052 222 (free from local phones, mobile phone charges) to see how we can help.
Call Carers ACT to find out more about this program and how else we can help you.
The Young Carers Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and supported by the Australian Government.
The young carer bursary programme will assist young carers in greatest need, to continue to study and to relieve the financial pressure for them to undertake part-time work while studying and caring.
Queries or requests for further information can be made by dialling 1800 756 238 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is Sunday 9 November.
Young carers help care in families where someone has an illness, disability, a mental health issue, an alcohol or other drug problem or who are frail aged.